Deputy Consul General Iryu Attends World Tree of Hope Tree Lighting Ceremony

On Monday, December 3, Deputy Consul General Kazuhiro Iryu attended the 2018 World Tree of Hope Tree Lighting Ceremony hosted by Rainbow World Fund (RWF) at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. The highlight of the ceremony was decorating the holiday tree, which is made up of 17,000 paper cranes with wishes written on their wings. Over 100 people attended this event to wish for world peace.

Deputy Consul General Iryu delivers his remarks

The Very Rev. Dr. Malcom Clemens Young, Dean of Grace Cathedral, delivers his remarks

Deputy Consul General Iryu and The Very Rev. Dr. Young exchanging their paper cranes

(L to R) Deputy Consul General Iryu, Ms. Linda Mihara (origami expert), and RWF Executive Director Jeff Cotter

MC Donna Sachet and Deputy Consul General Iryu

Performance by Lesbian Gay Chorus of San Francisco

The World Tree of Hope, decorated with origami cranes and wishes

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