21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Lanterns for Peace

In recognition of the atomic bomb drop on Hiroshima in 1945, a group of Buddhist monks organize an evening Peace walk which terminates at a temple called the Grafton Pagoda. Ceremonies and held, prayers are read, and illuminated lanterns are gathered on the steps of the pagoda.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2023
Date Uploaded: 09.2023
Photo Location: Grafton, New York, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7100
Copyright: © Bruce Squiers