"To foster peace, one friend at a time."
World Friendship Center was founded by Barbara Reynolds on August 7th, 1965
(20 years after the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima) to provide a place where people from many nations can meet,
share their experiences and reflect on peace.
World Friendship Center has continued Barbara's vision of serving the Hiroshima community
and visitors to the city in a variety of ways.
① Event at WFC
Place: WFC Living Room
▶︎ 10:30AM~10:50AM Speech by WFC Director
“Claw Marks of the Atomic Bombing”
‐overview of the A-bomb damage
A-bomb survivor’s story by Emiko Okada
(Translator: Kaori Kurumaji)
② Event at Barbara Reynolds Monument
▶︎ 5:30PM Meeting Time for Singing Practice
▶︎ 6:00PM Start
Song: Amazing Grace
Short Speech by Michiko Yamane (WFC Chairperson)
Song: Last night I had the strangest dream
③ Floating Paper Lanterns
Place: Children’s Peace Monument
▶︎ 7:00PM Meeting Time for Making Paper Lanterns
Short Speech by WFC Director
Song: Orizuru (Paper Crane)
Lyric Writer and Composer: Shihei Umehara
Date: June 24, 2017
Participation Fee: 500yen
Enjoy a talk by Lindsey, our intern, on the Maasai people of East Africa. For hundreds of years, the Maasai people have had a complex relationship with lions. However, with lion populations drastically dwindling, the Maasai have adapted from their roles as hunters to protectors of the African lions.
Our second hour will be a cooking demonstration of Yu Lin Chi (Chinese Fried Chicken with special sauce) and, of course, eating the finished product!
Please join us! Please tell us by June 22 if you plan to join us.
Date: May 27, 2017
Participation Fee: 500 yen
Come meet Josie Blumberg, a new intern at WFC. She will tell us about the swing dance called the Lindy Hop. This dance was a cultural phenomenon in the United States, breaking through the race barrier when segregation was prevalent.
Our second hour will involve a dumpling (gyoza) cooking demonstration and, of course, eating the finished product!
Please join us! Please tell us by May 25 if you plan to join us.