Akio Wannabe-San

Hiroshima Lantern Festival In Japan

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The Hiroshima Lantern Festival is held on the 6 of August annually and even though businesses are still open for business, a lot of people are gathered at the Peace Park to think about what happened and also to pray for lost ones as well as thinking of ways how to end nuclear war , suffering and differences between countries.

There is a memorial service and everyone is welcome to attend and lighting of paper lantern with special wishes written on them and then released into the waters.  The festival is a somber event and usually the political party give speeches and talk about the past event and the future.

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