Hiroshima Moment of Silence & A-bombed piano performance August 06, 2023 at 8:10am - 8:30am | virtual | Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture Japan Organised by: Peace Boat


August 6, 08:10 Hiroshima / 09:10 Sydney / 11:10 Auckland / (August 5) 19:10 New York.
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Where to watch:

On this page and across ICAN & PeaceBoat’s facebook, twitter and youtube channels.


The two atomic bombs dropped on Japan in 1945 killed and maimed hundreds of thousands of people, and their effects are still being felt today. Every year, the Peace Memorial Ceremonies are held in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and around the world to remember the victims and ensure not to repeat the evil. On August 6 and 9, join ICAN, Peace Boat and local partners for two live streams to show the atmosphere in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, reflect on the significance of this anniversary, and mark the moment of silence.

The August 6th stream will include an exclusive performance on an A-bombed (or Hibaku) piano. The piano, which survived the blast, when its young owner Akiko Kawamoto did not, travels around to play concerts of peace. Hosted by Hiroshima native, singer-songwriter and nuclear disarmament activist Mayu Seto, the stream will also introduce the HOPe project.

The livestreams are free, and will remain online to accommodate people across different time zones. But if you would like to receive a reminder when the livestream is about to start, please RSVP. Learn more about the Nagasaki stream on August 9th here.

Please note the Hiroshima Memorial Peace Ceremony will be streamed by the City of Hiroshima. more information here