Peace and Disarmament
Culture of Peace Exhibition Opens in Hiroshima
On January 22, 2010, the exhibition "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit" opened at the Soka Gakkai Hiroshima Peace Center in Hiroshima, Japan. To date, the exhibition has been shown in 21 countries and territories and in over 50 cities.
On view, along with the exhibition panels, are remaining glass fragments and a wall clock recovered following the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan; these items are on loan from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.
Attending the official opening were Mr. Hur Duck-haeng, Consul-General of the Consulate-General of the Republic of Korea in Hiroshima; Dr. Shizuteru Usui, president of the Japanese Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War; Ms. Sachiko Yoshimura, president of the Women's Association of Hiroshima Prefecture and Mr. Saburo Yamashita, head of the Hiroshima Prefecture Council of Social Welfare. Mr. Yamashita commented that the exhibition provides an important starting point for the public to engage in grassroots efforts for nuclear abolition. Approximately 140 participated in the opening ceremony. The exhibition will be shown in Hiroshima until February 7, 2010.
[Adapted from an article in the January 24, 2010, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan; photo courtesy of Seikyo Shimbun]