The 75th Anniversary of the A-Bomb: Suddenly, Kaboom

“The basis for peace is for people to understand the pain of others.”

An atomic bomb victim, Mr. Katsuji Yoshida, left this message for us before he passed away in 2010. He was a member of my family temple, Kougenji and also a good friend of my father. He was thirteen years old when the A-bomb was dropped on Nagasaki on August 9th, 1945. He was badly burned because he was close to ground zero. Later, he made a big effort to tell his experience to younger generations. He also came to the U.S.A. to convey his experience and wish for peace. I truly appreciate his words, which are related to the Buddha’s great compassion. I would like to introduce his article written in 2005 and think about “Peace” with you. Continue reading “The 75th Anniversary of the A-Bomb: Suddenly, Kaboom”

The 75th Anniversary of the A-Bomb: My father’s Articles

Note: Rinban Katsuya Kusunoki shares a series of articles written by his father, the late Rev. Tatsuya Kusunoki, head of the family’s temple in Nagasaki, Japan. 

Episode 8, A memory of the late Katsuji Yoshida

The late Mr. Katsuji Yoshida was an A-bomb survivor who spoke about his experiences. Mr. Yoshida said, “Regardless of one’s principals and ideology, we spontaneously do whatever we can for peace. It is peace activity.” Continue reading “The 75th Anniversary of the A-Bomb: My father’s Articles”