21 September 2023
The International Day of Peace was celebrated by the World Peace Bell and Peace Pole in Warsaw, Poland. The occasion was blessed with the attendance of local peace advocates including: Mayor of Warsaw, Mr. Rafal Miastowski, Counsellor, Deputy Chief of Mission Japanese Embassy Mr. Tajima Akira, United Nations Information Center in Warsaw, Mrs. Karina Rathman, United Nations Association in Poland, President Mr.Adam Dziedzic.
The event opened with a purification ceremony by Kyudo (Japanese bow) and sword followed by a Japanese Tea Ceremony for Peace offered by members of the Urasenke Society.
The day’s program continued with the ringing of the World Peace Bell, photography exhibitions and the planting of a cherry tree by Ambassador of Japan H. E. Miyajima Akio and Mayor Mr. Rafal Miastowski.