"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.


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Fun Time in English — November


Aruku, Aruku, Aruku:
The Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage Walk

Speaker: Ron Klein

Date: November 26, 2016

Time: 1:30-3:30 PM

Participation Fee: 500 yen

Place: WFC Living Room


In February, 2016, Ron Klein and Frank Chance from America set out on the Shikoku 88 Temples Pilgrimage Walk of 1200 kilometers. This walk has been done by followers of Kobo Daishi of the Shingon Sect of Zen Buddhism for more than a thousand years. This slideshow will show the sights, people and food met along the way, as well as lessons learned from the experience.


Please tell us by November 24 if you plan to join us.

We will serve a light Thanksgiving meal.


Fun Time in English – October


Date: October 22, 2016 (Saturday)

Time: 1:30 – 3:30 PM

Participation Fee: 500 yen  (Tea and snack included)

Place: WFC Living Room


Have you always been curious about Machu Picchu?
What about the Amazon?
Come along as we travel to Peru through pictures and stories from Bernd and Maggie’s trip in 2002. We’ll talk about Cusco, staying at a lodge in the Amazon, Machu Picchu, the landscape, the food, and the people we met.


Please tell us by October 20 if you plan to join us.


Fun Time in English – September


Date & Time:  September 17, 2016 (Saturday)    1:30 – 3:30 PM

Place: WFC Living Room

Participation Fee: 500 yen  (Tea and snack included)
Join us for a discussion on Chernobyl.
We’ll watch the Documentary “Chernobyl Uncensored” and share information about what really happened. The video features declassified information about the real extent of the disaster that almost destroyed Europe.

Please tell us by September 15th if you plan to join us.