2015 GENBAKU-NO-HI celebration


Verein GENBAKU NO HI, in cooperation with the NGO Committee on Peace, Vienna, and the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs at Vienna

Invite you to the 2015 GENBAKU NO HI Event


Date: Thursday, 6 August 2015, Time: 12:00 p.m.


Place: Vienna International Centre, Rotunda



Mrs. Yuko Gulda, Founder, Verein GENBAKU NO HI

Mr. Péricles Gasparini, Chief of the Vienna Office, United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)

Gabriele Gil-Feigl, Deputy Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations, Vienna

Dr. Klaus Renoldner, President, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), Austria

Ms. Bettina Schieraus, Project coordinator, the International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR), Austria


Artistic Programme:

Origami Corner; Ikebana; Koinobori; Tanabata

Performance by Yoshie Maruoka & Armin Stidl


Music Performances:

United Nations Choir

Japanese songs by Taeka Hino (Soprano) & Hiromi Mitsuji-Landerl (Piano)


Ringing the Peace Bell


During the event a reception will kindly be sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations (Vienna)


A ground pass is required to enter the Vienna International Centre (VIC). If you do not have a

permanent pass, please register at no later than 3 August 2015.

Please provide your details: Title (Mr. or Ms.), First name, Last name, Date of birth, Type of ID, ID number and Issuing Country.

Please present the registered identity document at Gate 1 of the VIC, 1220 Wien,

Wagramerstrasse 5, on 6 August 2015. It is best reached by Subway U1 (Kaisermühlen).






August 8th 2014, UN Vienna International Centre, Rotunda


This is an initiative to establish an official Atomic Bomb Memorial Day – GENBAKU NO HI to be celebrated on August 8th, in order to commemorate the victims of Hiroshima (August 6th) and Nagasaki (August 9th 1945) and to call for a prohibition of all nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction.



Rev. Gyosei Masunaga, Vienna Peace Pagoda

gekkan-wienGenbaku21.jpg Painting-Installation: Claudia Hirtl

gekkan-wienGenbaku2.jpgYuko Gulda, Founder GENBAKU-NO-HI


MC: Mr. Peter Haider, UPF Austria


Welcome Messages:


Mrs. Yuko Gulda, Founder, GENBAKU-NO-HI

 Mr. Pericles Gasparini, Chief of the Vienna Office, United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)

Mr. Thomas Mützelburg, CTBTO Public Information

 Dr. Michael Platzer, ACUNS Vienna


Speeches by Mrs. Gulda, Mr. Gasparini and Mr. Mützelburg



Pericles Gasparini, UNODA

gekkan-wienGenbaku6.jpg Thomas Mützelburg, CTBTO           

gekkan-wienGenbaku7.jpg Michael Platzer, ACUNS


Peter Haider, UPF                  


gekkan-wienGenbaku28.jpg Sogetsu Ikebana; Herbert Gruensteidl   Ruiko Friesacher

Aseo Friesacher Jazz Trio:  Aseo Friesacher
, Stefan Kemminger, Paora Garcia Sobreira



Aiko Kazuko Kurosaki


Outdoor Dance-Installation 


Artistic Program:

Painting-Installation: Claudia Hirtl (6.-8. August 2014, VIC Rotunda)

Jazz with “Aseo Friesacher Trio”

Outdoor Dance-Installation: Aiko Kazuko Kurosaki

Origami Corner: Ikebana: Herbert Gruensteidl, Ruiko Friesacher



Peace Bell



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