Dear Friends, The 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were a tragedy of the greatest magnitude. Even now, sixty six years later, many victims of the violence of atomic weapons are still suffering, physically, in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. People make a point of it. They don’t want us to forget. Of course, we are [...]
Message from Yoko Ono Trust in the power of human intellect. The 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were a tragedy of the greatest magnitude that must never be repeated. Even now, sixty-six years later, many victims of the violence of atomic weapons are still suffering. Such is the gravity of the destruction wrought [...]
Yoko Ono pays tribute and lays flowers at the Hiroshima Memorial, August 2011. by Xeni Jardin, BoingBoing.net Artist and peace activist Yoko Ono (78), wife of the late John Lennon, was recently honored with the 8th Hiroshima Art Prize, an award for artists whose work has contributed to peace. To commemorate the award, The Hiroshima Museum [...]
from Asahi.com The prize-giving ceremony for the 8th Hiroshima Art Prize (sponsored by Hiroshima City and Asahi Newspapers), an award for contemporary artists whose work has contributed to peace, was held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Hiroshima on July 29th. The avant-garde artist (78), wife of the late John Lennon, a former Beatle, [...]
Hiroshima marks 65th anniversary of American atomic bombing Friday August 6th marked the 65th anniversary of the US dropping of an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. US Ambassador to Japan John Roos became the first official representing the United States to attend the annual ceremony in Hiroshima. UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon also attended. The [...]
To the Family of Peace,
On Hiroshima Day
Let’s: Think Peace, Act Peace, Spread Peace, and IMAGINE PEACE
- so there will be No more Hiroshima or Nagasaki!
Some people are thinking that IMAGINE PEACE is not working.
Well, look around and think how many things are coming out.
Without knowing the truth, we cannot create a truly peaceful world.
It is a blessing that truth is coming out.
Don’t let fear overcome you.
We are all together.
I love you.
Yoko Ono, New York City. Hiroshima Day: 6 August 2010.
Yoko Ono is forever associated with the Beatles, yet her aristocratic family life in imperial Japan, long before she met John Lennon, was equally intriguing. For the first time, she opens up the Ono family album.
Yoko is back in Japan for a three-week trip and, for the first time, has agreed to a journalist accompanying her to write about this side of her multi-faceted life. This is also the first time she has agreed to open up in depth about her childhood, her awkward, distant upbringing in a quasi-aristocratic family in Tokyo, and Lennon’s relationship with her parents. Only now is she truly comfortable returning to Japan.
I was inspired to do a variation of Yoko Ono’s Wish Tree Project with my Humanistic Traditions II class that I teach at the University of Central Florida in Orlando during a unit on 17th Century Japanese arts and culture. Yoko’s message of peace and unity is too important to keep to one’s self, so [...]
Yoko Ono: In Her Life / Shining On After 40 years of being unfairly accused of breaking up the Beatles and harshly mocked for her avant garde art and pop music, Yoko Ono is finally being recognised as a true pioneer. By Sheryl Garratt, Daily Telegraph Soon after I sit down to talk with Yoko [...]
Hiroshima: Dropping The Bomb (BBC TV) It was the defining moment of the 20th Century – the scientific, technological, military, and political gamble of the world’s first atomic attack. This drama-documentary shows what it is like to live through a nuclear explosion, millisecond by millisecond. Special effects recreate the reality of the mission, and archive [...]
A huge contemporary art exhibition, entitled “Akasaka Art Flower 08″, was held from September 10th to October 13th, 2008 in Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan. (Website). The artwork by many Japanese modern artists was displayed in various places in Akasaka, Tokyo – such as shopping streets, a shrine, at the sites where an elementary school and a [...]
location Hikawa Shrine address 6-10-12, Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo 107-0052 starts 2008-09-10 ends 2008-11-13 times price tel +81 (03) 3583-1935 fax email website http://www.akasakahikawa.or.jp/ reviews
Dear Yoko, I am writing you about a project I am doing with peace cranes to help raise awareness of the human cost of the Iraq war. I am making a peace crane out of polymer clay to represent each soldier who was killed in the Iraq war, and then with the help of others, [...]
Yoko Ono Lennon 4th May 2005 Thank you, Secretary General Kofi Annan, esteemed members of the General Assembly, Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba of Hiroshima, Mayor Iccho Ito of Nagasaki, Mayors of Peace, EPOP International, and especially Nihon Hidankyo and the Hibakusha, the living witnesses to and survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings. My name [...]