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On Hiroshima Day – August 6th, 2015 by YOKO ONO

Yoko Ono pays tribute and lays flowers at the Hiroshima Memorial, August 2011. Dear Friends, The 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were a tragedy of the greatest magnitude. Even now, 68 years later, many victims of the violence of atomic weapons are still suffering, physically, in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. People make a point [...]

2016-12-12T12:19:00-05:00August 5th, 2015|Written work|

On Hiroshima Day – August 6th, 2013 by YOKO ONO

Yoko Ono pays tribute and lays flowers at the Hiroshima Memorial, August 2011.   Dear Friends, The 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were a tragedy of the greatest magnitude. Even now, 68 years later, many victims of the violence of atomic weapons are still suffering, physically, in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. People [...]

2013-08-05T04:27:18-05:00August 5th, 2013|Written work|

On Hiroshima Day – August 6th, 2012 by YOKO ONO

Yoko Ono pays tribute and lays flowers at the Hiroshima Memorial, August 2011.   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 [...]

2012-08-05T08:32:16-05:00August 5th, 2012|Written work|

Yoko Ono: The Road Of Hope (Hiroshima MoCA, Japan) Hiroshima Art Prize Exhibition

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 [...]

2011-08-15T16:52:24-05:00August 12th, 2011|Events & Exhibitions|

Yoko Ono lays flowers at Hiroshima Memorial Cenotaph, receives Hiroshima Art Prize

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, [...]

2011-08-04T06:37:51-05:00July 29th, 2011|Awards, Events & Exhibitions News|

Hiroshima marks 65th anniversary of American atomic bombing – news, video & speeches

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 [...]

2010-08-08T19:08:50-05:00August 8th, 2010|Imagine All The People|

On Hiroshima Day. Let’s Think Peace, Act Peace, Spread Peace, and IMAGINE PEACE

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 Yoko Ono, New York City. Hiroshima Day: 6 August 2010.

2010-08-06T14:19:01-05:00August 6th, 2010|Music News, Written work|

Yoko Ono: Back to where she once belonged (Times Online)

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.

2010-03-06T19:47:00-05:00March 6th, 2010|Interviews & Articles|

Aug 6th: Hiroshima Day: NYC Die-In for Peace

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 [...]

2009-08-20T07:00:19-05:00July 1st, 2009|Imagine All The People|

Akasaka Art Flower 08

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 [...]

2008-11-07T20:08:05-05:00November 4th, 2008|Events & Exhibitions News, Wish Trees|

PEACE CRANES by Judy Dunn

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, [...]

2008-11-17T09:22:52-05:00June 20th, 2008|Imagine All The People|

Yoko Ono: ‘As A Child Of Asia’ – United Nations Address (4th May 2005)

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 [...]

2010-10-22T11:56:42-05:00May 4th, 2005|Written work|

WHEN MOLECULES RISE, THEY CONVERGE by Yoko Ono

A playwright. Ron Destro, came to me in 1994 and asked me to write a few songs for his play, 'Hiroshima'. He reminded me that 1995 was the 50th anniversary of the Hiroshima tragedy. In his script there is a scene where a little girl tries to fold 1000 paper cranes. In Japan there is [...]

2015-01-18T16:38:05-05:00August 9th, 1995|Written work|