Message From Hiroshima

Masaaki Tanabe

Discover the sights and sounds of a lost culture and people.

Narrated by George Takei, Message from Hiroshima is the culmination of an atomic bomb survivor’s life-long mission to discover Hiroshima’s lost culture. Directed by Masaaki Tanabe, the beautiful documentary focuses on the once-bustling Nakajima District of Hiroshima, Japan and showcases an idea of what once was and what could have been if the district was not destroyed in the blast. Using archival footage and images from pre-World War II Hiroshima, the documentary recreates the shops, businesses, and homes in computer generated graphics and shares the story of hibakusha – survivors.

Today in Hiroshima, Peace Memorial Park is a space for monuments and ceremonies to memorialize those that perished – and the Message from Hiroshima is one of remembrance, peace, and a thriving future.

Discover the sights and sounds of a lost culture and people.

Narrated by George Takei, Message from Hiroshima is the culmination of an atomic bomb survivor’s life-long mission to discover Hiroshima’s lost culture. Directed by Masaaki Tanabe, the beautiful documentary focuses on the once-bustling Nakajima District of Hiroshima, Japan and showcases an idea of what once was and what could have been if the district was not destroyed in the blast. Using archival footage and images from pre-World War II Hiroshima, the documentary recreates the shops, businesses, and homes in computer generated graphics and shares the story of hibakusha – survivors.

Today in Hiroshima, Peace Memorial Park is a space for monuments and ceremonies to memorialize those that perished – and the Message from Hiroshima is one of remembrance, peace, and a thriving future.

Venue & Time

Sept 3rd
Annex / 12pm – 1pm

An education program organized by
The Society of We Are Canadians Too

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