Peace Lanterns on Nagasaki Day

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Aug 10, 2013 No Comments ›› orepa

The sky cleared over Knoxville for a brief period Friday evening, August 9, but it was just long enough for the Peace Lantern ceremony. Eighty people came for a wonderful evening of drumming, chanting, music, reading, joining in Japanese folk dancing, hearing the story of Nagasaki told with shadow puppets, and finally, to the gentle recorder music of Ann Myers and Mark Kiser, the launching of peace lanterns into the Tennessee River.

Recalling Nagasaki with peace lanterns has become a tradition in Knoxville, and the addition over the years of shadow puppet theatre and Japanese folk dancing has enriched the evening.

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