Something very special will be happening in Japan this summer...
Earth Caravan Japan 2015: From Hiroshima to Kyoto to Tokyo...
The year 2015 represents the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
To commemorate this, the Earth Caravan will begin its voyage in Japan, the only country in the world to have been victimized by nuclear weapons. The Caravan will hold music concerts, charity festivals, Nembutsu chanting, healing ceremonies, interfaith prayer vigils, and harness our common wish for a bright future, for sharing happiness and freedom, and for an end to nuclear weapons and war.
The Caravan has received special permission from the city of Hiroshima to have the Peace Flame accompany it throughout its journey in Japan, Europe and the Middle East. The Peace Flame was taken from one of the flames that burned after the atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima in August 1945. It has been preserved and kept alive until today in the Peace Tower at Hoshino village in Fukuoka prefecture.
Sue Eddie, originally from England, will be transporting the Peace Flame by
bicycle from Hiroshima to Tokyo...a distance of more than 860 kms over 14 days!
(Cycling route and schedule to be announced soon)
Schedule of the Earth Caravan in Japan:
July 5th, 2015: Hiroshima
- Ceremony and peace concert at Hiroshima Gembaku Dome
July 12th, 2015: Kyoto
- Ceremony, peace concert at Chi-On-In Kyoto
July 19th, 2015: Tokyo
- Ceremony and peace concert at Zo-Jo-Ji Tokyo
At all stops of the Earth Caravan in Japan, Europe and the Middle East, charity Shiatsu will be given to victims of trauma and to the general public.