Interfaith Paths to Peace

2500 Montgomery Street, Louisville, KY,  40212 |  (502) 214-7322   |  ​

Eventbrite - Hiroshima & Nagasaki Memorial and Japanese Lantern Floating Ceremony

About the Lantern Floating Ceremony​

Lantern Floating is a centuries-old Japanese spiritual ritual to honor deceased family members. Since the end of WWII, the lantern floating has come to be associated with the annual commemoration in Hiroshima of the atomic bombing of that city and its sister city of Nagasaki. Interfaith Paths to Peace has held a Lantern Floating Ceremony in Louisville for over 15 years.​

Video from 2012 Lantern Ceremony

Hiroshima & Nagasaki Commemoration

*** Watch for details for the 2017 Ceremony ***

Hiroshima & Nagasaki Remembrance
Traditional Japanese Lantern Floating Ceremony

Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016  |  8 to 9 pm 


Putney's Pond at Woodlands Park

Prospect, KY 40059 - Parking on Timber Ridges Drive


Join us for this family-friendly event to commemorate the victims of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  

This cultural event will include music and reflections, and features an Asian Lion Dance by the Louisville Lion Dance Team.  

At the conclusion those present are invited to light lanterns in the traditional Japanese fashion as a remembrance of departed loved ones. 

Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.

Please RSVP below for this free event!

(RSVP is for head count only -- no ticket is required)