A pillar is a strong vertical column that supports a building or a temple. 

The four pillars of the Tanimoto Peace Foundation support the Temple of Peace that we would like to build together.

Those pillars are: History, Education, Art, Spirituality

peace through History Pillar

To examine what happened in Japan’s past related to war and peace and how it affects our society today.

PEACE THROUGH Education Pillar

To study approaches to peace education and activism in the world, focusing on Japan and especially Hiroshima.


To consider how art has always produced expressions of peace and how it is a medium to reach deeper truth.

PEACE THROUGH Spiritual Pillar

To look deeper within oneself to find inner peace.