• Short Summary

    A party of some 158 persons headed by former director Atsushi Nishimoto of the Atomic bomb Association left the Atomic Bomb Memorial Stone in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on a "peace-parade" to Tokyo - a distance of 620 miles -- on foot June 20.

  • Description

    A party of some 158 persons headed by former director Atsushi Nishimoto of the Atomic bomb Association left the Atomic Bomb Memorial Stone in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on a "peace-parade" to Tokyo - a distance of 620 miles -- on foot June 20.

    The paraders are scheduled to be in Tokyo in time to attend the "4th World Rally for Banning the Use of Atomic Bombs" scheduled to be held August 15.

    The peace-parade is being sponsored by former director Nishimoto with a view to banning the use of atomic bombs and to protect democracy.

    The paraders were seen off by the Mayor of Hiroshima and other local dignitaries.

    The participants carrying banners and placards with various slogans and hand-drums used by Nichiren Buddhist sect followers, headed for Kure and then Osaka where they arrived July 9.

    By the time 158 peace-paraders arrived at Osaka, their number increased to 500 and this number is expected to increase by the time they arrive in Tokyo passing through the city of Nagoya.

    As they arrived at Osaka, the peace-paraders were greeted by the Mayor of Osaka who encouraged them in his address delivered in front of his City Office.

    Flowers were given to leaders of the party by pretty women of the City.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA75D8AP0JUN6HBDC3Q923J2Z5O
    Media URN:
    VLVA75D8AP0JUN6HBDC3Q923J2Z5O
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/06/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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