Praying For The Victims Of Hiroshima

Praying for the victims of Hiroshima

People started gathering in Hiroshima well before the ceremony in the early morning hours. They came out to honor the victims and send wishes for a world without nuclear weapons.

An 81-year-old atomic bomb survivor said that she really appreciates how many young people are offering sincere prayers.

Praying For Success

Praying for success

The Yomiuri ShimbunLocal residents make fukuzasa bamboo branches on Saturday ahead of the Toka Ebisu festival to pray for business prosperity that will be held at Horaisan Sankeiin temple in Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture. About 5,000 fukuzasa in 10 varieties, decorated with such good luck ornaments as large coins and rice bales, will be sold for ¥1,000 to ¥30,000. The festival expects about 30,000 visitors over three days from Tuesday.