May, 3, 2014, Youth Arts New York hosted An Evening of Music and Friendship to benefit Hibakusha Stories at Dupuy’s Landing Guest House in Chelsea. Approximately 50 guests celebrated the hard work of the hibakusha in high schools, universities and the UN. The evening featured the transcendent music of Sam Sadigursky, the culinary genius of Hayato Nakao, savory okonomiyaki pancakes by Taku Nishimae. Kathleen Sullivan singled out Mitchie Takeuchi and Miyako Taguchi, second generation hibakusha, who work with Hibakusha Stories.

Photos by Paule Saviano, © 2014 all rights reserved