David Lasky is talking to Sam Sullivan, the Mayor of Vancouver City in front of the a quilt of the Article 9. Sam came to the A-bomb exhibition of the last year as well.
Our visitors are folding paper cranes. Paper cranes are the symbol of peace. The visitors are from various communities and have very different cultural background. Therefore, we have volunteers here to teach the visitors how to fold the paper crane, and to tell the meaning of folding paper cranes.
Children are watching anime "On a Paper Crane", which tells the story of a girl named Sadako. She was a victim of the Hiroshima A-bomb, and she suffered leukaemia when she was 11 years old. But she didn't give up and folded one thousand paper cranes because it is said that paper crane can bring her wish to the god. She passed away in the same year, but her wishes were carried on by generation and generations. That is, there should be no war and each child can grow up happily.A group picture of VSA9 members and the volunteers of this event, in front of the Japanese Version Article 9 quilt.
Jousha, one of our youth delegate to the Global Article 9 Conference, is holding a lantern. Jousha also gave a short speech at this event. He talked about his experience in the Global Article 9 Conference and called everyone of us to think about the non-violence in wolrd community.