One Thousand Questions/千の問 –Lantern floating ceremony

 

From Hiroshima to Hanford

 

Wed., Aug. 6, 2014

In conjunction with a show at Columbia City Gallery, Etsuko Ichikawa and Yukiyo Kawano head north to Green Lake to participate in a special Hiroshima memorial lantern floating ceremony. Here the lanterns were float off the water: a symbolic gesture that started in Hiroshima to float off the dead spirit to the Motoyasu-river where thousands dead bodies piled up in the contaminated water on August, 6, 1945.

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photo credit: Hiroyuki Yamada

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