From July 12 to 18, I visited San Marino and Italy, to participate in the Peace Bell ceremony with the help of many people. The ABSOLUTE PEACE event was organized by the San Marino & Giappone ISSHO-NI Cultural Association and supported by the United Nations Public Information Center, the Embassy of Japan in Italy, and the Consulate in San Marino. On the 14th, there was “Japan 1945, Images form the Trunk” photo unfolding ceremony, the UN Peace Bell ringing ceremony, the Peace Conference, and the screening of “Grave of the Fireflies” were held at the Rimini Municipal Museum of Fine Arts in Rimini, Italy. On the 15th, the Peace Dinner, the Bell Ringing Ceremony, and Peace Mapping were held at Piazza della Libertà in front of the Parliament in San Marino, and I was able to attend the Peace Dinner with Mr. &Mrs. Belluzzi, Minister of Culture of San Marino. A message from the Japanese Ambassador to Italy was presented. At the bell-ringing ceremony, I spoke about the history and significance of the UN Peace Bell, and rang the 90kg child bell of the UN Peace Bell, which had been already presented, to echo the sound of peace from the Italian peninsula and pray for absolute peace in the world.
Departure for Italy
the Rimini Municipal Museum of Fine Arts in Rimini , Italy
Piazza della Libertà in front of the Parliament in San Marino