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Blackened Canteen rite at Pearl Harbor marks peace offering

Kevin Knodell
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                                American and Japanese delegates held a ceremony and poured bourbon from a fire-charred World War II canteen into the water from the USS Arizona Memorial on Tuesday.
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American and Japanese delegates held a ceremony and poured bourbon from a fire-charred World War II canteen into the water from the USS Arizona Memorial on Tuesday.

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                                Bishop Shojun Tanaka of Tendai Mission of Hawai‘i led a prayer.
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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

Bishop Shojun Tanaka of Tendai Mission of Hawai‘i led a prayer.

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                                American and Japanese delegates held a ceremony and poured bourbon from a fire-charred World War II canteen into the water from the USS Arizona Memorial on Tuesday. At top are Consul General Yutaka Aoki, left, Japanese Consulate; Dr. Hiroya Sugano, director general of the Zero Fighter Admirers Association of Japan; retired Air Force Gen. Raymond Johns Jr. and Charles “Chuck” Sams III, director, National Parks Service.
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American and Japanese delegates held a ceremony and poured bourbon from a fire-charred World War II canteen into the water from the USS Arizona Memorial on Tuesday. At top are Consul General Yutaka Aoki, left, Japanese Consulate; Dr. Hiroya Sugano, director general of the Zero Fighter Admirers Association of Japan; retired Air Force Gen. Raymond Johns Jr. and Charles “Chuck” Sams III, director, National Parks Service.

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                                In the second row, are Pearl Harbor survivors Herb Elfring, left, and Jack Holder.
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In the second row, are Pearl Harbor survivors Herb Elfring, left, and Jack Holder.

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                                Shaking hands as an act of peace and goodwill are Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Col. Masahiro Okumura, left, and U.S. Navy Reserve Lt. Commander Patrick Zuchelli.
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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

Shaking hands as an act of peace and goodwill are Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Col. Masahiro Okumura, left, and U.S. Navy Reserve Lt. Commander Patrick Zuchelli.

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                American and Japanese delegates held a ceremony and poured bourbon from a fire-charred World War II canteen into the water from the USS Arizona Memorial on Tuesday.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Bishop Shojun Tanaka of Tendai Mission of Hawai‘i led a prayer.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                American and Japanese delegates held a ceremony and poured bourbon from a fire-charred World War II canteen into the water from the USS Arizona Memorial on Tuesday. At top are Consul General Yutaka Aoki, left, Japanese Consulate; Dr. Hiroya Sugano, director general of the Zero Fighter Admirers Association of Japan; retired Air Force Gen. Raymond Johns Jr. and Charles “Chuck” Sams III, director, National Parks Service.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                In the second row, are Pearl Harbor survivors Herb Elfring, left, and Jack Holder.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Shaking hands as an act of peace and goodwill are Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Col. Masahiro Okumura, left, and U.S. Navy Reserve Lt. Commander Patrick Zuchelli.