Peace Lantern

peace lantern in the japanese tea garden, golden gate park

This 9.000 pound bronze lantern was purchased with contributions from school children of Japan as a symbol of friendship to The United States. Yasusuke Katsuno, the Japanese consul general, formally presented the peace lantern on January 8, 1953. The gift was a commemoration of the US-Japan peace treaty signed in San Francisco in 1951.

us-japan peace treaty commemorative plaque, san francisco

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