In the late afternoon at 19.30 on the 9th of August, the day Nagasaki was bombed in 1945, an impressive photo, text and artifacts´ exhibition on the nuclear bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 and their effects, was opened at Reykjavík City Library at Tryggvagata 15 (city center). Later in the evening at 22.30 a yearly candle floating ceremony took place at the pond in Reykjavík center. There mr. Inosuke Hayasaki a 81 year old survivor from Nagasaki, addressed the publicum. The exhibition is organized by the Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, in cooperation with Iceland´s Ministry of foreign affairs, The Reykjavík City Library, The Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages at the University of Iceland, Hof Cultural and Conference Center in Akureyri, The Embassy of Iceland in Japan, The Embassy of Japan in Iceland, Reykjavik Art Museum, Coalition of Iceland′s Peace Movements, Takanawa ehf. and the Iceland-Japan Society.
The aim of the exhibition is to convey the reality of the atomic bombing damages to people, to inform future generations, to learn from the history and to build a peaceful world free from nuclear weapons.
The 14th of September the exhibition will move to The University of Iceland and on October 13th to Akureyri Hof Cultural and Conference Center.Tweet