Reverend Kiyoshi Tanimoto, born in Hiroshima in 1909, acted for peace throughout his life. Now, his family and friends would like to perpetuate his heritage through the Tanimoto Peace Foundation.
Kiyoshi Tanimoto’s actions in the aftermath of the atomic bombing were depicted in the bestselling book, Hiroshima, by John Hersey. Through his tragic experience, Reverend Tanimoto dedicated his life to supporting the survivors of the bombing in Hiroshima. He went to the United States several times to raise funds, and along with Norman Cousins, promoted the Hiroshima Peace Center, the reconstructive surgery project for the Hiroshima Maidens and the Moral Adoption project for Hiroshima’s orphans.
Kiyoshi Tanimoto’s daughter, Koko, who was eight months old when the bomb destroyed Hiroshima, also has been tirelessly promoting peace around the world.