The wish for Peace, kept alive for generations
The Peace Flame is an actual flame that Tatsuo Yamamoto took from the embers of the fire following the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on the 6th of August, 1945. He carried it to his hometown, Hoshino village in Yame City, Fukuoka.
The flame has been kept alive in the village as a symbol of peace and remains lit in the town’s Peace Tower until now. The City of Yame granted the Earth Caravan special permission to bring the Peace Flame on the Caravan’s voyage from Japan, to North America, Europe and the Middle East. We are grateful for their support.