OSDI's Collective Healing Projects

Green Legacy Hiroshima Project

Long awaited seeds from the revived trees arrived from Green Legacy Hiroshima after concerted efforts on both sides of our shores.


SOU Greenhouse Manager Michael Oxendine, Ph.D, with newly planted seeds
SOU Greenhouse Manager Michael Oxendine, Ph.D,
with newly planted seeds

The first Gingko tree sprouts!
The first Gingko tree sprouts!
The staff working with Dr. Oxendine and supporting the project
The staff working with Dr. Oxendine and supporting the project
Mother Ginkgo tree, over 200 years old
Mother Ginkgo tree, over 200 years old
A-Bombed Ginkgo tree, September 1945
A-Bombed Ginkgo tree, September 1945
Shukkeien Garden, Hiroshima
Shukkeien Garden, Hiroshima

Prominent disarmament leaders speak in the Rogue Valley March 2017


Reiner Braun, Co-President, International Peace Bureau
Reiner Braun, Co-President,
International Peace Bureau
Kevin Martin, National President Peace Action
Kevin Martin, National President Peace Action
OSDI Board members and supporters
Hosting Kevin Martin and Reiner Braun by friends of the Peace House and OSDI Board members

Previewing new film on danger of nuclear weapons


30 Seconds To Midnight poster
Independent filmmaker Regis Tremblay
Independent filmmaker Regis Tremblay
Connecting with visiting priest from South Korea
Connecting with visiting priest from South Korea

Appeal to President Obama to visit Hiroshima


Letter from Hideko
Personal response from the President
Personal response from the President

2016~2017 Visit to Tinian and Saipan Islands

Peace Tree book delivery and reading for the children, sharing words of healing and conversations with Mayor Joey San Nicolas, and Lecture for the Northern Marianas Humanities Council, Chimoro and Carolinian leaders and representatives.


Hideko with Children
Gifts of books to the Children of Tinian
Tinian Mayor, Joey San Nicolas
Tinian Mayor, Joey San Nicolas
Addressing the committee
Addressing mayor’s staff in conference room
WWII Landing Beach, Saipan
WWII Landing Beach, Saipan
Runway Able, 1/1/16
Runway Able, 1/1/16
Hideko Planting Coconut Seeds
Hideko planting Peace Seeds before departure

Asahi reporter Sonoko Miyazaki visits friends in Ashland


Ashland Culture of Peace
Ashland Culture of Peace welcomes Sonoko
Sonoko and Mayor Stromberg
Sonoko visting Ashland Mayor John Stromberg
Sonoko meets coach Charlie Hall and Noriko Hansen of JA-SO
Sonoko meets coach Charlie Hall and Noriko Hansen of JA-SO

Profits from When a Peace Tree Blooms supporting the children of Fukushima at Aozora(Blue Sky) Daycare away from the city so the children may play without radiation harm.


Mixing and kneading flour
Wow, a pizza!
Ninja game using "Furoshiki" scarf.

Building Bridges Fundraising, Ashland Oregon


Welcome to Building Bridges for Peace
Dr. Kathy Bates loves Mari Kishi’s ink brush work
Hideko and her daughter Miko Rose, DO, Psychiatry
Hideko, showing Hiroshima before August, 1945
JA-SO ladies lending hands

2015 Our chair to Hiroshima for the 70th commemoration


Peace Ambassador Hideko Tamura meets the Honorable Mayor, Matsui - 8/4/15
An opening address to the Children’s Peace Conference - 8/6/15
Reunion with the PRB team members - 8/13/15
Peace lanterns in memory of our forebears - 8/6/15

2014 Marston Family Visits Japan

OSDI facilitated a generous invitation from Dr. T. Nishigaki to the family of the late Dave Marston, to retrace his steps during the 2006 Peace Journey. Composed in Japan while touring with the Rogue Valley Peace Choir, Marston sang “From America to Hiroshima”, an apology and plea to build a world of peace, in Hiroshima's Peace Park. He later recorded the song with wife Tami and daughters Sarah and Rose, who sang it once again in the Peace Park.


Bon Voyage party with 2006 Peace Journey members
Tami, Sarah and Rose singing 'From America to Hiroshima', at Peace Park on 8/6/14
Singing at Hiroshima Monument, with Dave Marston's CD inside
“Rest in Peace Forever, Dave”,
Hiroshima 8/6/14
Goodbyes, with sponsor Dr. Nishigaki
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2013 Japanese Peace Delegation to Oregon

OSDI welcomed former hosts and organizers of the Rogue Valley Peace Choir's 2006 Peace Journey, to rekindle friendships and participate in the 28th annual Hiroshima Nagasaki Vigil. Dr. Tsugikazu Nishigaki (scholar, pastor, former chancellor of Hiroshima Mission School), Etsuko Shinohara (editor) & Takako Sasaki, (childcare administrator, sculptor) were joined by Mari Kishi, illustrator of When A Peace Tree Blooms, to celebrate publishing of book with author Hideko Tamura Snider.


Welcoming Reception at United Methodist Church, Medford
Television interview of author and illustrator of When A Peace Tree Blooms

Dr. Nishigaki speaks
Tami, Sarah & Rose Marston sing, Unitarian Universalist Church, Ashland
Lighting of Memorial Flame with honored guests
Tokyo singer Masako Cross sings at Opening Hiroshima Ceremony
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