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Hiroshima Remembrance Ceremony, August 5, 1:00 p.m.

The East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai (EHHKK) is partnering with the Hawaii Japanese Center (HJC) to hold a Hiroshima Peace Memorial Service at the HJC gallery on Saturday, August 5, at 1 p.m. This day and time was chosen to coincide with the approximate time in Hiroshima when the atomic bomb was detonated on August 6, 1945.


The memorial service will be followed by light refreshments and the opening of the photographic exhibit, “Under the Mushroom Cloud,” which has been stored at the Center for some time. 


The exhibition will remain open to the public from Tuesday, August 8, through Saturday, August 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Group visits can be pre-arranged outside of these posted gallery hours by emailing the HJC at or by calling 934-9611 Wednesday - Saturday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 


EHHKK President and HJC Board member Tommy Goya initiated plans for the memorial observance and exhibition, especially as this year is the 50th anniversary of the founding of the EHHKK. Hiroshima Governor Hidehiko Yuzaki also reinforced the importance of remembering the atomic bombing of Hiroshima as a symbol of peace during his visit to the center in May.


Please join us this Saturday, August 5, if you can, and please pass this invitation on to family and friends you think might be interested in attending.



Arnold Hiura

Hawaii Japanese Center

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