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A Summer Evening of Prayer & Peace

2019/07/12

August 5 @6:00pm-9:00pm free

On the night of August 5, the string of temples and shrines in Futaba-no-sato, originally constructed to protect the castle town of Hiroshima from misfortune that was said to come from the inauspicious northeast direction, are illuminated by candles and decorated with flowers to comfort the souls of the victims of the A-bombing and to wish for peace throughout the world.

There are several cultural events scheduled at some of the temples.

All are welcome and there is no charge to participate. You can go wander around the shrines and temples by yourself, or you can join a guided tour which will assemble in front of Hiroshima Shinkansen Station at 18:00.Futaba-no-sato volunteer guides will be accompanied by English speaking guides to help with translation.

Schedule

18:00
Japanese green tea and a chilled piece of watermelon service in Shiribuka Park

19:00
Flute performance by "Waso Gakuto Yoshiyuki Kodani with Otomai"in Nigitsu Shrine

19:00
Japanese shakuhachi flute performance by Komuso monks in Shokoji Temple

20:30
Japanese sho flute performance in Hiroshima Toshou-gu Shrine

19:00
Lighting up candles in Tsuruhane Shrine

19:30
Sutra chanted by a chief priest in Kokuzenji Temple

20:00
Japanese shakuhachi flute performance in Onaga Tenman-gu Temple

19:30&20:15 
Performance of the brass band by Sakuragaoka high school students in Myojoin Temple

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