Beginning and End of the Bomb talk story series | That Unforgettable Morning
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We invite you to learn about resiliency during unprecedented times via our digital Beginning and End of the Bomb talk story series.
"That Unforgettable Morning: Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Survivor, Larry Miwa"
The Story: Larry Miwa, a Hiroshima a-bomb survivor, worked with his son, Stephen and author Tom Coffman to publish his family story in 2018, “Tadaima! I Am Home, a Transnational Family History” involving five generations of his Miwa family. Larry's journey as a peace advocate is tied to the rediscovery of his own diary in 2008, which he maintained for two months in Hiroshima from July 4 to September 10, 1945. The diary documents his and his families survival of the August 6 atomic bombing and his trek of annihilated Hiroshima City. The attention Larry has received as an a-bomb survivor has inspired him to establish the Larry Miwa Peace Foundation which will publish his bilingual diary and donate 100% of the book sale proceeds to organizations whose causes are related to peace building associated with the abolition of nuclear weapons.”
Larry’s son, Stephen, moderator for this “Talk Story” event, collaborated with his father and Tom Coffman to write their family story Tadaima! and is also currently making arrangements for the publication of Larry’s bilingual diary.
Larry has spoken about his experiences at several events including delivering the keynote speech at last years’ 30th Annual Hiroshima Commemoration and Peace Service Ceremony held at Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Honolulu on August 6, 2019. The Hawai‘i ceremony marked 74th anniversary of the Hiroshima City atomic bombing which included ringing of the Hiroshima Peace Bell. On March 5 of this year, Larry and son Stephen participated in a panel discussion with authors Tom Coffman and Pamela Rotner Sakamoto at the Beginning and End of the Bomb Exhibition (digital exhibit available here), where Larry also loaned a handful of ‘surviving’ family photos and his diary for display at the Hamilton Library at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa.
Sponsor: Matsunaga Institute for Peace.
Matsunaga Institute for Peace
English and Japanese
EVENT DELIVERY PLATFORM
Secondary School: 13-18 Years
Young Adult: 19-25 Years
Adult: 25-55 Years