In May of 2010, 40 students from Jamaica High School attended tea ceremony at Urasenke Chanoyu Center on the Upper East Side of Manhattan after hearing hibakusha testimony at Hunter College.  The hibakusha in attendance were Kunihiko Bonkohara, Hirosi Iso, Keiko Murakami, Shigeko Sasamori, Setsuko Thurlow, Michiko Tsukamoto and Takahisa Yamomoto.  Students learned the principles of tea: harmony, tranquility, purity and respect and then participated in a traditional tea ceremony.

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