Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Saturday, June 15, 2024 78° Today's Paper


Photo Galleries

30th Annual Hiroshima Commemoration and Peace Service Ceremony

1/8
Swipe or click to see more
Video by Dennis Oda & Associated Press
The 30th Annual Hiroshima Commemoration and Peace Service Ceremony was held at the Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii on Tuesday. This year’s ceremony marks the 74th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor Lawrence Fumio Miwa was the keynote speaker.
2/8
Swipe or click to see more

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor Lawrence Fumio Miwa is greeted by (l-r) Bishop Daiya Amano from Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii, Rev. Kazunori Takahashi and Bishop Eric Matsumoto, both from Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii. The event on Tuesday marked the 30th Annual Hiroshima Commemoration and Peace Service Ceremony. It was held at the Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii.
3/8
Swipe or click to see more

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

This year's ceremony marks the 74th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. Participants on Tuesday listened to Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell speak during the 30th Annual Hiroshima Commemoration and Peace Service Ceremony.
4/8
Swipe or click to see more

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor Lawrence Fumio Miwa shared his story on Tuesday at the Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii. He was 14 years old on the day of the blast.
5/8
Swipe or click to see more

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

Bishop Daiya Amano from Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii performed a shinto purification and blessing on Tuesday during the 30th Annual Hiroshima Commemoration and Peace Service Ceremony.
6/8
Swipe or click to see more

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

Haru Higaki, with his classmates from Hiroshima Minami High School, spoke during the 30th Annual Hiroshima Commemoration and Peace Service Ceremony on Tuesday.
7/8
Swipe or click to see more

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

From left to right: Rev. Jun Miyasaka from Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii, Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor Lawrence Fumio Miwa, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and the students from Hiroshima Minami High School ring the peace bell during the 30th Annual Hiroshima Commemoration and Peace Service Ceremony on Tuesday.
8/8
Swipe or click to see more

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

Rev. Jun Miyasaka from Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii rings the peace bell during the 30th Annual Hiroshima Commemoration and Peace Service Ceremony on Tuesday at the Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii.