|GENBAKU NO HI means "the day of the atomic explosion", and I would like to emphasize that we are still living in a world threatened by arsenals of atomic weapons. Just like earthquakes and other natural disasters, an atomic explosion might occur at
Meanwhile, here in Vienna, the spiritual practice of praying for the atomic bomb victims has been performed for the last 30 years, when a Buddhist memorial was erected here. The chanting of Buddhist hymns in front of the Saint Stephan's cathedral on every August 6th (the day the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima) and the floating of paper lanterns on a river (to commemorate the bomb dropping on Nagasaki) has gone on here for that long.
It may take time, but I believe the day will come when the world will join us in this GENBAKU NO HIobservance.
I further hope that you will all be signing the GENBAKU NO HI petition which you will find in the "origami" corner today. And I will appreciate your cooperation in passing this petition on for your family and friends to sign.