Located in Seaforth Peace Park, across from the Armoury, south of the Burrard-Cornwall intersection, a very traditional sculpture honouring a Vancouver citizen.
The attribution reads:

Kinuko Laskey

Kinuko Laskey was a sixteen year old nurse who survived the bombing of Hiroshima. She moved to Vancouver in 1954 and for many years was unable to speak of her experience. In 1982 she broke her silence and began what became a lifelong work as a peace educator and activist. This bust honours Kinuko’s life and her work

Sponsor:  Vancouver and District Labour Council is proud to dedicate this monument to Kinuko Laskey’s memory.

Sculptor:  Keith Shields

More HERE and HERE.


  1. This was your most important post.
    What makes this peace monument so powerful is that the statue is not mythology – some bullshit winged goddess. It’s a woman – Kinuko Laskey – who survived the biggest act of terror in history – the dropping of “Little Boy” on a civilian population.
    This euphemism speaks volumes on the psychopathy of warmongers – at the time – all men. Now – almost all men.
    When will we have as many peace memorials as war memorials? When will we wear white poppies as often as red poppies? When will the civilian casualty ratio be reflected in remembrance of those killed in war?
    The Blitzkrieg; the bombing of Dresden; Little Boy; Fat Boy; the napalming of Vietnam; the victims of land mines – the list is long and murderous.
    The German company Siemens even tried to trademark the name Zyklon – the gas used in extermination chambers. Imagine.
    So many corporations made fortunes in the killing game – funded by the robber barons/plutocrats/oligarchs/royals/banksters. Again – almost all men.
    We need more antidotes to war propaganda.
    We don’t need dangerous demagogues like Drumpf – just another old chicken hawk.

  2. Kinuko Laskey was a gentle lady that spoke to everyone about her experience, and her belief that peace was the only way forward. The playground at Tecumseh Elementary which was fundraised and built by the Parents Advisory Committee is named in her honour. The playground was dedicated in Kinuko’s name by her husband and the children made a chain of paper cranes as the opening ribbon to be cut. She was a neighbour in this area of Vancouver and is a true hero.

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