30th Anniversary of the Handover of Peace Stone from Hiroshima to Philippines

In 1991, the Stones for Peace Association of Hiroshima began donating Peace Stones to heads of state around the world who share the desire for peace. The Peace Stones used to be paved stones under Hiroshima streetcars that survived the A-bomb blast in 1945. Survivors of the bombing carved the image of the Goddess of Mercy and the words “From Hiroshima” to remind the world of the value of peace.

The Japanese Garden at Rizal Park, Manila currently houses the Peace Stone donated to the Philippines on August 21, 1991.

Watch NPDC’s online commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the handover of the Peace Stone from Hiroshima to the Philippines through music, poetry, visual arts and various solidarity messages. In partnership with Peace Wave Philippines and Para Sa Sining, the special episode entitled “Nurturing Bridges of Peace: 30th Anniversary of the Hiroshima Peace Stone in the Philippines” is now available on-demand on NPDC’s Facebook Page.