Each year, the Foundation holds an event to remember the story of Sadako Sasaki and pay tribute to the victims of the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima (August 6) and Nagasaki (August 9). We reflect on the past to inform and build a future free of nuclear weapons. The event takes place each year on or around August 6 at the Sadako Peace Garden on the grounds of La Casa De Maria Retreat Center in Montecito, California.

The Story of Sadako

Sadako Sasaki was two years old when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on her city of Hiroshima. Ten years later, she developed leukemia, but was determined to survive and bring peace to the world. Click here to read the full story.

Event Photos

Click on these links to see photos from prior years’ Sadako Peace Day events: 20232022; 2019; 2018; 201620152014201320122011.

Event Audio

Click on these links to download or listen to the audio recordings of Sadako Peace Day events: 2019; 2018; 2014.

Sadako Peace Garden

In 1995, the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and La Casa de Maria Retreat Center collaborated to create the Sadako Peace Garden on the retreat center’s grounds in Montecito, California. It serves as a peaceful area for reflection on the story of Sadako Sasaki and the continued existence of nuclear weapons in the world.