The 75th Memorial for Atomic Bombings

10th Annual

BONODORI DANCE
FESTIVAL FOR PEACE

Commemorating Hiroshima and Nagasaki:
75 YEARS LATER, A WEEK OF UNITY

 

Bon-odori Dance Festival For Peace Presents
The 75th Memorial for Atomic Bombings
Live, Streaming and Synchronized Prayer
Radio Kingston will Livestream. To Join Online, please visit

Bonodori Festival for Peace on Facebook

or

Radio Kingston

You can attend in person at Seed Song Farm and Center

160 Esopus Ave,  Kingston, NY 12401

Please Wear Masks and Keep Social Distance

Attendance limited to 50 people 

 

Phone (845) 853-8111  Youko Yamamoto

(only cancellations for lightning or heavy storm)

Admission FREE.  Donations gratefully accepted on the DONATION tab

on this website and at the farm

     

 

WED.  AUG 5th, 2020

HIROSHIMA

7 - 9 pm 

SYNCHRONIZED SILENT PRAYER

@7:15 pm

(Thu. AUG 6th, 8:15 am, Japan Time)

7:00 pm

7:05 pm

7:10 pm

 

 

7:15 pm

7:16 pm 

7:25 pm –

Opening: Ho’oponopono/Hallalujah( I Am Sorry, Forgive Me)

Performed by Prana, license courtesy of Woodstock Chimes 

Interview with Youko Yamamoto by Radio Kingston

Japanese prayer:  ごめんなさい & 南無阿弥陀仏

(Please listen in advance to join in this prayer)

    Gomen'nasai (I'm sorry)

    Namu Amida Butsu (taking refuge in the Buddha of infinite light & life)

1 minute silent prayer synchronized with prayers in Hiroshima 

Reading from * Hiroshima by John Hersey,  used by permission of the

American Audio Prose Library, Inc. All rights reserved.

Sing along songs of peace

Hand dance for Indian Poem of Peace by Rabindranath Tagore with

Vanaver Caravan. 

Song leaders: Barely Lace, Liana Gabel,  Juma Sultan, Andriy Milavsky 

All are invited to continue singing, meditating, praying on their own

       *You can read the entire article for free in the New Yorker

SAT.  AUG 8th, 2020

NAGASAKI 

7 pm - 10:30 pm

SYNCHRONIZED SILENT PRAYER

@10:02 pm

(Sat. AUG 9th, 11:02 am, Japan Time)

Hand dance for Indian Poem of Peace by Rabindranath Tagore with

Vanaver Caravan. 

Sing along songs of peace

Song leaders: Barely Lace, Maiko Hata,  Liana Gabel,  Juma Sultan, Andriy Milavsky

Bon-odori on Zoom and Live

Taiko Performance by Stuart Paton, Burlington Taiko

Dance Practice with Momo Suzuki and Kevin Mooney, Minbuza Dance institute

Taiko Performance

Dance Together (Bon-odori Dance)

Interview with Youko Yamamoto by Radio Kingston

Book Reading from *Hiroshima by John Hersey,  used by permission of the

American Audio Prose Library, Inc. All rights reserved.

Ho’oponopono/Hallalujah( I Am Sorry, Forgive Me)

Performed by Prana, license courtesy of Woodstock Chimes 

Japanese prayer:  ごめんなさい & 南無阿弥陀仏 

1 minute silent prayer synchronized with prayers in Nagasaki 

Screening the live streaming from Nagasaki

Closing

       *You can read the entire article for free in the New Yorker

7:00 pm

7:10 pm

 

8:30 pm

 

 

9:30 pm

9:40 pm

9:50 pm

9:55 pm

10:02 pm

10:03 pm 

10:30 pm 

A message from Youko:

 

On the beautiful morning of August 6th, 1945, Enola Gay dropped the first Atomic Bomb called "Little Boy" which contained 64 kg of Uranium-235.

“Little Boy” exploded at 8:15 am at an altitude of 600 meters (1968.5 ft) over the city of Hiroshima. It detonated 15 kilotons of energy that caused the first effect of the explosion - blinding light, accompanied by radiant heat from the fireball. The fireball was 370 meters (1,200 ft) in diameter, with a surface temperature of 6,000°C (10,830°F) which is higher than the photosphere of the sun (5,500°C /10,000°F.)

 

Approximately 350,000 people were living in Hiroshima at that time, and 220,000 died by the end of 1945. Those who survived that year suffered acute radiation syndromes, severe burns, Leukemia, cancers and discrimination as HIBAKUSHA.

 

The bomb codenamed "Fat Man" exploded at 11:02am August 9th, 1945 over the city of Nagasaki three days after Hiroshima city was bombed.

 

It was made of only 6.4 kg of Plutonium, and detonated 21 kilotons of energy.

 

The Los Alamos Laboratory was a secret laboratory established by the Manhattan Project  and operated by the University of California during World War ll.

 

Its mission was to design and build the first atomic bombs.

 

Robert Oppenheimer  was its first director.
As he witnessed the first detonation of a nuclear weapon on July 16, 1945, a piece of Hindu scripture ran through his mind:

 

“Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds”

 

We Must Unite to Strive for Peace.

Thank you to all our partners for working together.

© 2020 by BON-ODORI DANCE FESTIVAL FOR PEACE website created by Sakura Kojima & Youko Yamamoto

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