Dr. Mikamo’s Japanese edition of “Rising from the Ashes”, “8ji15fun Hiroshima de Ikinuite Yurusu Kokoro (8:15 – Survival and Forgiveness from Hiroshima)” (Kodansha Editorial) has been nominated for the 2015 Hiroshima-Book Grand Prix award. The award is a regional event in Hiroshima prefecture to nominate and select the Grand Prix in 2 categories (“Novels” and “Oth
San Diego-WISH is pleased to announce our first Peace & Humanity Day Art Contest. Following the guidelines below, artists may submit their peace symbol artwork. One winning symbol will be used as our symbol of peace for our 2015 events. The winning artist will receive an award at our events in August 2014. Please see the rules & guidelines below (click to enlarge):
Japanese legend says one who folds 1,000 origami paper cranes will be granted any wish they choose. This legend has been made world famous by the story of Sadaka and the Thousand Paper Cranes. Today, many hold this legend as a sincere act of dedication and commitment. The students of Minato Gakuen Japanese school in San Diego have collectively folded 1,000 cranes as a WISH for world peace. The chain of paper cranes h
Dr. Akiko Mikamo’s life work has been to strengthen understanding, forgiveness, and love between people from opposing viewpoints. With the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima approaching, Dr. Mikamo’s book Rising From The Ashes: A True Story of Survival and Forgiveness from Hiroshima celebrates the message her father, Shinji Mikamo, embodies. This true account tells the story of Shinji as
Art and music has moved mountains throughout history proving to be one of the most timeless and unconditional ways of sending a message. San Diego-WISH has been fortunate enough to feature acoustic guitarist Ryo Sean Okada for the 2nd time at this year’s Peace & Humanity Day event and thus recognizes him as a “Peace Artist” of our time.
Planning for Peace & Humanity Day 2013 is already underway! An official announcement will be made once we have confirmed the dates and details but our events will take place with a similar schedule and the same venues as 2012. Look for P&H Day in August 2013 in San Diego, CA.