Stonewalk Japan 2005 STONEWALK JAPAN 2005
Nagasaki to Hiroshima, Japan
July 2nd to August 4th, 2005

On the 60th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

On August 6, 1945, the city of Hiroshima was the target of the first atomic bomb used against civil population in history. Three days later, the United States dropped a second atomic bomb over the city of Nagasaki. In total, about one quarter of a million people were killed by the two bombs. Today, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the country of Japan are strongly engaged in banning nuclear weapons and their testing worldwide.

Stonewalk Japan 2005 marks the 60th anniversary of the thousands killed by the atomic bombs, with a peace walk from Nagasaki July 2nd, to Hiroshima, August 4th.


Stonewalk Japan 2005
About Japan
Mission Statement
Sponsorship Information
Schedule and Route
Photo Gallery Japan 2005
Media Articles
The US Core Team Members
Statement of Atonement
Goodwill Message from Mayor of Hiroshima
Stonewalk Brochure [Adobe PDF - 207KB]

Official Japanese Site Stonewalk 2005
Japanese Site - Fukuoka Prefecture
BLOG - Japanese Language
Hibakusha Documentary Site - David Rothauser

Hiroshima Peace Site
Nagasaki Peace Declaration
A-Bomb WWW Museum
Remembering Nagasaki



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08.29.05 NEW PHOTOGRAPHS by Bruce Nichols
New photos from July 6th to July 29th in the Photo Gallery
08.11.05 Reflection by Margo Roman - "We just arrived home from participating in Stonewalk/Japan. Our journey began on Friday, July 29th, and ended at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima on August 4th. ...sharing the experience with family, friends, and meeting many wonderful people of Japan...".
Read the full story here
08.05.05 Closing Ceremony Speech by Dot Walsh
"I bow to you most respected Hibakusha, survivors of the 1945 devastation".
Closing Speech by Dot Walsh
Peace Declaration 60th Anniversary declaration August 6th, 2005 by Tadatoshi Akiba, Mayor of the City of Hiroshima
08.04.05 'Stone Walk' ends in Hiroshima to commemorate A-bomb, war victims: HIROSHIMA - A group of bereaved kin of the Sept. 11 attacks and volunteers from Japan and abroad ended their "stone walk" in Hiroshima on Thursday, a pilgrimage carrying a 700-kilogram memorial stone to commemorate all unknown civilians killed in wars including atomic-bomb victims. Article
08.02.05 9/11 Families on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Anniversaries - Institute for Public Accuracy: "The world deserves to know and remember this, not the horrors of the wars that are perpetrated today through lies and deceit and because of lust for power and greed."
Read the full news release here
08.01.05 Photo Update from Fukuoka Prefecture July 15th
New photos from July 15th
Also of interest:
Hiroshima's Survivors: The Last Generation - a four-part series from The World's Patrick Cox
Listen to Part 1 of the series
07.26.05 Letter from Hiroshima by Andrea LeBlanc
"Many of the organizers and participants are planning to come to the closing ceremony, so we expect a crowd! There will be Japanese drumming, speeches, and singing. I will read the Peaceful Tomorrows letter of atonement at the closing ceremony".
Read the full article
07.25.05 Yamaguchi City - 24th Day of STONEWALK:
The Stonewalk Experience by Derrill Bodley: " I had forgotten about the pain and the agony that Stonewalk brought to me"
Steps to Peace by Derrill Bodley - [Japanese, English] - An original composition that will be played at the closing ceremony.
Photos from July 25th
07.21.05 Update July 21st "DAY 20" by Jim Margolis
"Today is day twenty and things continue to go very well for us. Daily I am reminded why we are on this journey. In the 20th century, tens of millions of people, mostly civilians died in war or were injured or became refugees. To what benefit? National boundaries changed and changed again". Day 20 Report
07.19.05 Photos from July 19th
Kokura (Sunatsu) to Monshi Port to Shimonoseki
Photos from July 19th Fukuoka Prefecture
More about Shimonoseki City
Video of Stonewalk at Shimonoseki (.asx 2.33 mins)
How to make a Peace Crane [PDF file - 230K]
07.18.05 Photos from July 18th
Photos from July 18th Fukuoka Prefecture
Journeying from Hachiman Kourodai Park to Sunatsu
From our friends at AFSC []
Hibakusa: Atomic bomb survivors’ testimonies and appeals
August 6-9: No Nukes! No Wars! Defend Democracy!
07.17.05 Photos from July 17th
Photos from July 17th Fukuoka Prefecture
Also these updates:
Photos from July 2nd Opening Ceremony
Additional Photos from July 11th
US Team Members [UPDATED]
07.16.05 Photo Updates - Fukuoka Prefecture
Photos from July 16th Fukuma to Okagaki-town to Ebitsu
Photos from July 8, 9, and 10th including snaps from a gathering marking the 50th anniversary of the Russel-Einstein Manifesto.
Read more about the Russell-Einstein Manifesto here
07.12.05 Update from the Road - Dot Walsh: "I imagined that this would be a very difficult journey with the language and custom differences but instead this has become a journey of faith. We don't know where we are going each day, we don't know the route, we don't know what or where we will eat and we don't know where we are spending the night". Read the full daily
07.11.05 Fukuoka Prefecture - by Bruce Nichols
"Yesterday as we walked into Fukuoka we were greeted and joined by a number of Hibakusha. It was very moving to meet these survivors of the bombing now in their 60's and 70's".
Read Bruce's full daily here
Photos from July 11th
07.10.05 "Hello to Everyone from STONEWALK":
" To the people of London and England we express our sorrow and ask that our friends in Coventry please place some flowers on the Memorial Stone that rests on the grounds of St. Michaels Cathedral to remember the innocent victims of the bombings."
Read the full daily from Dot Walsh here
07.07.05 LONDON BOMBINGS: "We heard about the London bombings this morning here in Japan. We took the news very hard. I personally remember all too clearly how I felt the morning of 9-11 and KNOW the pain of the people in London...we all do".
Read the full response statement here
Learn more about the LONDON terrorist attacks []
Stonewalk Japan 2005 had an 'enchanting' send off.
Stonewalk Japan 2005 Opening Ceremony
View a VIDEO of the Opening Ceremony [Real Player: 16 mins]
Photos from Day 1: July 2nd
Common Dreams: Stonewalk Japan: Press Release
06.27.05: NEWS and UPDATES
Statement of Atonement (to be read at opening ceremony)
Stonewalk Japan 2005 Opening Ceremony
Core US Team Members [UPDATED]
Margo's Story
06. 27.05: Metrowest Daily News
Peace Abbey to mark bombing of Japan
HOPKINTON - Dalia Auerhahn has been demonstrating for peace since she was a little girl, when she would participate in Mother's Day marches with her mother, Hopkinton veterinarian Margo Roman. Read the full article here
06.24 Meet the TEAM!
Photos of the core US Stonewalk Japan 2005 team members posted - Andrea LeBlanc (Peaceful Tomorrows), Dot Walsh (The Peace Abbey), Yoko Kawashima Watkins, Bruce Nichols and Jim Margolis.
Core Team Members
06.06.05 Hibakusha, Our Life To Live Documentary to Feature Stonewalk Japan 2005 - a film about Atomic Bomb survivors. Hibakusha, Our Life To Live will be a 90 minute mixed-documentary chronicling the lives of survivors before and after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. David Rothauser, Memory Productions,39 Fuller Street,Brookline, MA 02446
email: Read more here
06.04.05 Message of Goodwill received from Tadatoshi Akiba, Mayor of the City of Hiroshima: I find deep significance in the Stone Walk Japan 2005 Nagasaki-Hiroshima, which will move a one-ton stone from Nagasaki to Hiroshima for the cause of peace.
Read the full letter here
06.01.05 Official Japanese Language website for Stonewalk Japan 2005 launched, PLUS BLOG and Fukuoka Prefecture website:
Official Japanese Site Stonewalk 2005
Japanese Site - Fukuoka Prefecture
BLOG - Japanese Language
See the updated Schedule and Route
Read our Mission Statement
Read about Sponsorship Information
View the first set of photographs posted Photo Journal 1
See the Stonewalk Japan 2005 Brochure [Adobe PDF]