Thursday, August 6, 2009

Hiroshima Peace Bell

Today is one of those days when amidst the hustle one is suddenly reminded by the radio that it is in fact 6 August and that just after 8am this morning the peace bells rang in the peace park of Hiroshima.

Fiona and I are lucky to have a connection with the peace vibrations that will ring out today. The Hiroshima Peace Bell used in the remembrance ceremony each year was created by OIGO Works in Takaoka Japan. This company also created the bronze peace bell that hangs above our small bell platform.

Our bell has been inscribed with the kanji symbols for peace so that each time the bell is struck peace vibrations can be sent across the valley below.

Today at dusk we held a small ceremony and gonged our bell to join with the peace vibrations from Hiroshima in the hope that we can live in a more peaceful and creative world.


  1. The settled place...
    The sound may be peaceful.

    Wishing you a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year!

    Thank you.

  2. Ruma - it is a very peaceful spot we live in and the bell and its kanji letters for peace just make it that bit more peaceful. May you also have a happy holiday and there be many adventures for you in 2011. B


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