Blogs in January 2021

Soul Lanterns 29th January 2021

The haunting and poignant story of a how a young Japanese girl’s understanding of the historic and tragic bombing of Hiroshima is transformed by a memorial lantern-floating ceremony. Twelve-year-old Nozomi lives in the Japanese city of Hiroshima. She wasn’t...

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The Last Paper Crane 10th January 2021

A Japanese teenager, Mizuki, is worried about her grandfather who is clearly desperately upset about something. He says that he has never got over something that happened in his past and gently Mizuki persuades him to tell her what...

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The Ash Garden 17th February 2020

WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF A HIROSHIMA SURVIVOR ENCOUNTERED ONE OF THE SCIENTISTS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATOMIC BOMB? This is the way Emiko Amai recalls August 6th, 1945 – the day she survived the Hiroshima bomb. Emiko was six years...

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Return to Hiroshima 17th December 2018

1995, Japan struggles with a severe economic crisis. Fate brings a number of people together in Hiroshima in a confrontation with dramatic consequences. Xavier Douterloigne, the son of a Belgian diplomat, returns to the city, where he spent his...

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