From Trinity to Trinity

I was approached by a library patron about the possibility of hosting a book discussion on a work that was translated by Eiko Otake and I was immediately intrigued.  Eiko will be visiting Alfred University and holding dance performances next month.  From Trinity to Trinity is by Kyoko Hayashi.  Hayashi is a survivor of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki.  This piece, translated by Eiko, is Hayashi's journey to the Trinity Site in New Mexico.  Trinity Site is where the atomic bomb was tested in July of 1945.

Hayashi's story is only about 50 pages, with an introduction of nearly equal length by Eiko.  This tiny book is powerful. While I was reading this book with the intention of being able to ask discussion questions (and have my own ideas to contribute), this book raised many questions and gives me plenty to think about.  It promises to encourage a great book discussion.

"I was deeply moved to see how after six decades, the horrible human experiences of the atomic bombing have brought about such beautiful and artful objects." Eiko Otake

We will be meeting Friday March 2, March 16 and March 23 at 12:00pm at the library.  We will discuss the book, learn about Eiko and dance from Chase Angier and on March 23, Eiko will meet with the group.

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