BAREFOOT GEN. Gen is a Japanese name meaning “root” or “source.” Keiji Nakazawa (manga artist and writer) stated, “I named my main character Gen in the hope that he would become a root or source of strength for a new generation, one that can tread the charred soil of Hiroshima barefoot, feel the earth beneath its feet, and have the strength to say ‘NO’ to nuclear weapons.” (Wikibooks)
A WAVE OF WAVES. Peace-loving peoples and solidarity groups shout “Kon’nichiwa, heiwa koshin desu!” (Hello! We are the Aichi Peace March) as they continue marching on the second day of the Aichi Heiwa Koshin.
ETERNAL FLAME OF PEACE. From the ashes of Hiroshima in 1945, brought to Sakuragaoka High School by an atomic bombing survivor. From left to right: Charley Sta. Maria, Galileo de Guzman Castillo, and Kobayashi-san, a “true marcher” who will walk the entire 1,800-kilometer Peace March course from Tokyo to Hiroshima.