Peace Camp: Hiroshima Peace Culture Study Tour

At Peace Camp, we work together to learn peace in a concrete, hands-on way. We hold weekend Peace Camps a few times a year, each with a specific theme and teacher. In honor of the recent anniversaries of the atomic bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, this Peace Camp will be held at both Peace Culture Village and in downtown Hiroshima City. 


We will begin the weekend in Hiroshima City where Steve Leeper, former chairman of the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation, will guide us through the museum and Peace Park. After learning about the message of Hiroshima, we will relocate to PCV in order to look more deeply at the concept of “peace culture” and think about how to incorporate the concept into our homes, communities, and daily lives. 

This workshop is for you if:
- you’d like to visit Hiroshima 
- you visited Hiroshima but didn’t get as much out of it as you would have liked
- you’re interested in agriculture, rural living, and the connection between simple living and peace

Theme: Hiroshima and Peace Culture
Time: 1pm August 25 to 3:30pm August 27, 2017
Day 1: Downtown Hiroshima
Days 2 and 3: Peace Culture Village (26 Fukuda, Konu-cho, Miyoshi City, Hiroshima Prefecture)
Participants: up to ten people of any age or gender
Cost: ¥15,000 + transportation (¥2400 for the bus from Hiroshima to Konu Station) + ¥2100 per night to stay at Yasuragiso (a beautiful facility in Konu near the Jimmy Carter Civic Center)
Yasuragiso — 1061-1 Hongo, Konu-cho, Miyoshi City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Where to meet: Please come directly to the lobby of the Peace Memorial Museum in Hiroshima. 
(1-2 Nakajima-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima)

Things to bring: - work clothes (long sleeve shirt and long pants) - gloves - boots - rain gear - towel - hat - sandals - other personal effects

How to sign up:
Send the following form to:
Ryoichi Kondo / 050-5535-0895 / [email protected]

Workshop Application Form

Date of birth:
E-mail address:
Will you stay at Yasuragiso?
What is your main reason for participating?

The Program

Friday, August 25
13:00 — Meet at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum; introductions and brief orientation
13:30 — Tour museum, Peace Park, discussion
18:15—20:18 — take Peace Liner bus to Konu Station
Stay at Yasuragiso

Saturday @Peace Culture Village (PCV)

7:15 - Go to PCV
7:30 — 8:30 — campus tour, make breakfast together
8:30 — Breakfast
9:30 — 11:00 — Tour Jimmy Carter Civic Center; discussion
11:30—12:30 — Community work and make lunch
12:30—13:30 — Lunch
13:30—17:00 — Lecture and discussion regarding peace culture; start action plans
17:30—18:30 — make dinner
18:30—19:00 — dinner
Free time/Party — go back to Yasuragiso when the party’s over

Sunday @PCV

7:15 — Go to PCV
7:30 — 8:30 — Community work (gardening or making breakfast)
8:30 — 9:00 — Breakfast
9:30 — 12:30 — Action plans, presentations, feedback
12:30 — 13:30 — Homemade pizza party
13:30 — 14:00 — Debriefing and goodbye
14:00 — Tour of Konu and Joge (optional)



August 25, 2017 at 1pm - August 28, 2017
Peace Culture Village
Ryoichi Kondo · · 050-5535-0895

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