Fifteenth Annual San Francisco Bay Area

Japanese Peace Lantern Ceremony
Saturday, August 6, 2016, 6:30–9:00 p.m.
71st Anniversary of Hiroshima (Aug. 6) & Nagasaki (Aug. 9) Atomic Bombings
North end of Aquatic Park, Berkeley Accessible
Map  •  Transit  •  Bike  •  Parking Map
 Please use transit, bike, or walk. In-park parking for disabled and seniors only. 
Dress in Warm Layers: It Gets Cool After 8 p.m.

Volunteers Needed
for the 2016 lantern ceremony!
 Fill out the online form
or e-mail
or leave a message at (510) 595-4626.

Download, print, and post the first 2016 flyer [PDF, 439K, Updated 2/24/16]
f See/Post 2015 Event Photos on Facebook!

Peace Lantern Tee-Shirt  •  Peace Lantern Note Cards  •  Be a Sponsor
Berkeley Peace Lantern Ceremony--floating lanterns 2012--photo by Nikolaos Koumoundouros
Photo by Nikolaos Koumoundouros


2:00–6:30 p.m.: Move supplies from storage to park, set up, assemble lanterns: volunteers needed!

6:30 p.m.:

8–9 p.m.:  Floating of the Lanterns
9–10 p.m.: Disassemble, pack up, move to storage: volunteers needed!

Coverage of 2014 ceremony in Contra Costa Times

Photos from 2013 Ceremony by Mel Ashar  •  Video of 2012 Ceremony by Michiko Kurokawa

Please to submit your photographs!

2015 Sponsors and Major Contributors include:
Berkeley City Council  •  •  Friends of Hibakusha  •  Grandmothers Against War
United Nations Association–USA, East Bay  •  Northern California Peace Alliance
Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program (BORP)  •  your attention, please! communications
Waterside Workshops  •  Alliance Graphics  •  Walter Mork Sheetmetal  •  East Bay Meditation Center
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Social Justice Committee  •  Monkey Business Camp
West Mountain Sign  •  EarthCapades  •  Jack M. Dairiki, A-Bomb Survivor
Amelia Straton  •  M.T. Silvia  •  Patrick Gaffney  •  Sally Louise Crystal  •  Jeffrey Akeley
Summer Meyer  •  Richard Lai  •  Dorothy L Schuld-Johnson  •  Raines Cohen
and other individuals and organizations

Use the above button to donate online.
Checks payable to Peace Lantern Ceremony may be sent to
Peace Lantern Ceremony, 2512 Telegraph Ave. #274, Berkeley, CA 94704-2918 USA

Make Lantern Shades  •  How We Make Lantern Bases
  History of Peace Lantern Ceremonies in Japan

Find One in Your Community  •  In Hiroshima  •  In Nagasaki

Previous Years’ Bay Area Peace Lantern Ceremonies

Bay Area Peace Lantern Ceremony
Mail: 2512 Telegraph Ave. #274, Berkeley, CA 94704-2918 USA

E-mail:  •  Voice Mail: (510) 595-4626
*Wheelchair accessible (0.5 mile along paved path). ASL or other special needs: Please contact us by July 18.

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