Photographed - April 2018
Mourning service for all war dead.
Seventy three years have now passed since the end of the war, and there are very few opportunities left to hear the voices of those that personally experienced the irreversible calamity it brought. War tears away at the roots every last thing people hold dear.
The prayer for a world where soldiers and weapons become useless is none other than a prayer at the core of each and every person that died in war. It is my most sincere prayer that this mourning service acts as impetus for us to overcome opposing “justices” shoulder the history of that sadness known as war, and start to live together in the spirit of peace.
Higashi Honganji - Bishop of Hiroshi Temple April 2018