‘Bridge of Peace’ connects cultures

LIHUE — The Bridge of Peace Festival is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Happiness Planting Center, 3343 Kanakolu Street, behind Isenberg Park.

The free event includes a special exhibition, “Hiroshima Past, Present and Future.” This is a special exhibit from the Hiroshima Peace Museum. It will provide visitors an opportunity to learn about the effects the atom bombs had on humanity.

“The purpose of this exhibit is to spread hope and awaken our community and country to a great love and understanding which will in turn inspire us to forgive our past and bring a stronger sense of unity to people all over the world,” said organizers.

The 10 Feet Project documentary, “The Prophecy,” about Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the bombs were dropped on Aug. 6 and on Aug. 9, 1945, will be shown at 1:30 p.m.

Japanese culture and food demonstrations, health booths, music and games for children will be part of the festival.

Courtyard and outside stage activities include mochi pounding, peace origami paper cranes and lantern making and Hawaiian Hula.

Inside exhibits will be on kimono picture taking, Japanese fresh green tea demonstration, calligraphy shodo booth and flower arrangement.

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The Garden Island

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