A Hibakusha (atom bomb survivor) is coming to Charlton House on 3rd August. There will be a reception with drinks, food, poetry and music.
6.00 – picnic on the lawn behind Charlton House – bring and share
7.00 – Mr. Shoso Kawamoto tells of the day 65 years ago when the atom bomb destroyed his city
8.30 – a moment of remembrance in the Charlton House Peace Garden
8.45 – 10.00 music and poetry organized by the One World Club
Mr. Shoso Kawamoto was 10 when the atom bomb exploded, killing his parents. At first he was looked after by his elder sister, but after six months she died of leukemia. One hundred thousand people died in Hiroshima – some instantly and some in the weeks and months that followed from burns and radiation. 65 years later Mr. Shoso Kawamoto is a volunteer at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. He is in London to convey the reality of the atomic bombing and to promote the international campaign for nuclear abolition.