Peace From Nagasaki
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
An Evening of Nagasaki Peace Ceremony Live Viewing Event with Music and Poetry Reading
8:00 – 9:20 pm: Music with Poetry Reading
9:30 – 10:45 pm: Nagasaki Peace Ceremony Live Viewing
New York, NY – New York Peace Film Festival (NYPFF) will hold an evening event of live viewing of the Nagasaki Peace Ceremony along with music and poetry reading at Studio 353, located at 353 West 48th Street, 2F, New York, NY on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from 8:00pm to 10:45pm.
The event is open to the public with a $10 suggested donation.
This year commemorates the 72nd anniversary of the tragic bombing of Nagasaki during World War II. Until August 9, 1945, Nagasaki had a rich history and played an important role in Japanese history. Dejima, a fan-shaped man-made island, was built by the wealthy merchants in Nagasaki in the early 16th century. It was Japan’s only door to the outside world, trading with the West, initially with the Portuguese and then the Dutch. We are also entertained by the stories like Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly” and the film “Silence,” which are set in the port city where East meets West.
NYPFF has been involved with live viewing events since 2012 when the City of Nagasaki began broadcasting the ceremony with English voiceovers. NYPFF delivers the ultimate wish of Hibakusha, survivors of the bombing, that Nagasaki will be the last city to experience a nuclear attack in our human history.
Before the viewing event, there will be a music performance by NY- based award- winning jazz pianist Takeshi Ohbayashi and classically trained singer Hiromi Kajiwara from Japan. Mari Maeda, a reporter/announcer, will read poetry to open the event.