YOKO ONO: Wish Tree for Tokyo (MoCA Tokyo, Japan) December 8, 2013 Wish Tree for Tokyo, first on view in YES Yoko Ono spring 2004 at MOT, has been planted in the museum’s sculpture garden. The work has been donated by the artist to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo for its permanent collection. Each […]
On 9th October 2013, Yoko Ono relit IMAGINE PEACE TOWER in memory of John Lennon. CHESHIRE CAT CRY I’m rolling in your dreams Listening to your screams Cheshire Cat Cry The River is dry We the expendable people of the United States Digging our own ditches While the Dead in the trenches Are covered with […]
Hello! In the sparsely populated and highest elevated county of Sweden, Härjedalen, covered by endless forests and milions of trees one tree became a special one: Yoko Ono’ s Wish Tree, standing in front of the modern art and cultural center “Härjedalens Kulturcentrum” (harjedalenskulturcentrum.com) between November 15th and December 15th. In Härjedalen, a county with […]
Dear Yoko Ono, Please accept our wishes and messages for the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER. Our school suffered a great loss on Tuesday 4th December 2012, when we lost one of our wonderful children. Gabriella Ngugi was a part of our family and her loss has touched every child, staff member and parents in our school […]
Our story about the wish tree: BACKGROUND: We implemented this activity in our school: Preparatoria Emiliano Zapata which belongs to Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa (a big public university en the state od Sinaloa in Mexico, our country). We did it before a festival we organize every year remembering John Lennon, where we refer to his […]
To celebrate the first week of Spring and John & Yoko’s 43rd wedding anniversary, The City of Reykjavík will be relighting Yoko Ono’s artwork IMAGINE PEACE TOWER from 8pm until midnight, every night from 20th-27th March 2012.
Join us live at http://IMAGINEPEACETOWER.com where you can send your wishes & watch live at these times:
8pm – 12pm Liverpool & London
4pm – 8pm New York
1pm – 5pm Los Angeles
5am – 9am Tokyo
The City of Reykjavík has decided to light IMAGINE PEACE TOWER on Ms. Yoko Ono’s birthday February 18th, 2012. The Mayor Mr. Jon Gnarr, says that on behalf of the City he wishes to thank Ms. Ono for her dedication to peace and friendship to Reykjavik: “Reykjavík is honored that Ms. Yoko Ono chose […]
Warm greetings from sunny South Beach! On November 5, 2011, The Betsy-South Beach dedicated a Wish Tree to the City of Miami Beach and, since then, we have collected more than 2000 wishes. The tree is located Lummus Park, with full access by the public and a steady stream of international visitors and Miami residents. […]
Dear Yoko, I just wanted to send you a few photos of an industrial sized scuplture that my friend Rob Bucholz installed for a large (aprox. 250,000 attendees) youth oriented music festival in Las Vegas last summer. My now wife and I assisted in the installation and collaborated with him and turned his 3 40-50 […]
Dear Ms. Ono Yoko, Hello! We are students at Hukuoka Senior High School in Iwate, Japan. Our school just celebrated its 110th anniversary this year! There are 521 students in our school at present. Some notable graduates of our school include graphic artist Fukuda Shigeo and physicist Tanakadate Aikitsu, who also invented Nihon-shiki Romanization. […]
Selkirk College Peace Studies students put on a display called ‘An Alternative Timeline of History’, on Nov 29, 2011. What made this timeline unique is that is showed historical events highlighting nonviolence. Many of the history books and traditional timelines we learn from feature wars, conquests and military heroes, whereas this timeline displayed history from […]
Dear Yoko (and John), Today, your WAR IS OVER message has a very special meaning. In papers and on TV they are saying that this global economic crisis is our World War III, and maybe they are right because there’s a lot of people suffering due to the cuts in the welfare systems, the increasing […]
by Jorge Artajo Yesterday Getafe, a working class populated city at the South of Madrid, wanted to pay homage to the victims of domestic violence and prepared several acts during the whole evening and night to people aware about this social problem and as a way of telling to the victims that they are not […]
by Waldemar Januszczak, The Sunday Times Yoko Ono’s shining Peace Tower, a column of unstoppable light high in the night sky, moves our writer in Reykjavik to tears. Nobody could disagree with the view that Iceland is a pulse-quickening destination for an adventure weekend. Glacier- hopping is an adventure. So is whitewater rafting. Or cycling […]
Dear Friends, On Sunday, I was in Reykjavík with our son Sean to relight IMAGINE PEACE TOWER, and celebrate his and John’s birthday – October the 9th. In a boat big enough for Sean and me and all our friends who came all the way from New York, Liverpool and Tokyo, we slowly sailed our […]
On the night of August 21st 2011, the City of Reykjavik in collaboration with YOKO ONO lit IMAGINE PEACE TOWER on Viðey Island, Reykjavík, Iceland, in tribute to the victims of the 22 July attacks in Oslo and Utøya in Norway. The Norwegian authorities designated this as an official day of mourning and remembrance for […]
From a Whisper to a Scream: Following Yoko Ono’s Instructions by Jason Persse, Inside Out I first heard about Yoko Ono’s so-called “instruction pieces” as a high school student, when a friend told me the (possibly apocryphal, certainly embellished) story of Ono’s first meeting with John Lennon. History according to the poorly fact-checked lunchtime ramblings […]
On October 9th, I will relight IMAGINE PEACE TOWER in Iceland in memory of my late husband John Lennon.
Please ask all your friends to join us by Tweeting your wishes to IMAGINE PEACE TOWER.
You can do this by going to http://IMAGINEPEACETOWER.com where you can also watch the lighting live with us at
7.45pm GMT = 8.45pm UK = 3.45pm NY = 12.45am LA = 4.45am Japan.
Tell all your friends. Spread the word. Let’s tweet a million wishes for peace for John’s birthday!