Kudos to Nicole Sakurai of El Cantare Foundation and Happy Science for her efforts at coordinating the visit of the Rev. M. Shamoto (Rep. Nadine Nakamura said he was her sensei when she did gagaku) and the Hawaii Gagaku Society for the Bridge of Peace Festival!
Ed Kawamura Sr. of the Kauai Veterans Council was there to see how the Hiroshima exhibit served to enhance the Unlikely Liberators exhibit which is taking place at the Kauai Veterans Center, and Sally Cravens (she got to talk with Ed, too) was able to get people to the experience who would might not have otherwise gone.
This was part of the “peace weekend” Annaleah Atkinson was talking about, and Jim Jung (he had to go check out the Sadako Sasaki story again!) and Jeffrey Pears were both on hand with their offering of paper cranes at the Interfaith Roundtable of Kauai table.
Kudos to the Kapaa High School Key Club (several of the girls ran in the Kauai Interscholastic Federation cross country meet in Waimea before going to volunteer) for assisting, and Aki Conquest came home so she could personally lead the Joyful Noise taiko group in their performance.
OK, go see Gerald Hirata and the Westside experience Thursday in Hanapepe from 5:30 p.m.