“I hope this very short pilgrimage become a little contribution toward nuclear free world”.


From 22 – 24 April 2016, Reverend G. Nagase walked from Aberffraw to Holyhead, location of Wylfa B Nuclear Power Plant.

Reverend G. Nagase, member of the Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist order, is based at the Peace Pagoda in Battersea Park in London.  – NO MORE FUKUSHIMA PILGRIMAGE IN WALES – NO MORE FUKUSHIMA PILGRIMAGE IN WALES UPDATE
Daily Post –  Japanese Buddhist monk to walk across Anglesey in protest against Wylfa Newydd



Nagasaki Day – 9th August

On 9th August, from 6.30-7.30 pm, an ecumenical service organised by Pax Christi (020 8203 4884) will take place at Sacred Heart Chapel, situated on Horseferry Road, SW1P 2EF, in memory of the 72nd anniversary of Blessed Franz Jagerstatter’s execution in 1943 for refusing to serve in Hitler’s army. Franz Jagerstatter was beatified in October 2007. Following the servicethere will be an interfaith Peace Walk to the London Peace Pagoda in Battersea Park for a Floating Lantern Ceremony. This will begin at dusk to commemorate the 70th Anniversary for victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and all wars. 
The ceremony seeks to reflect on the horrors of war in an atomic age and to pray together for peace and harmony between all people and nations. 
All are very welcome to join and offer flowers and incense.
Contact Nipponzan Myohoji: Tel: 020 7228 9620.

A speech given at the forth anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear accident


Governments spend trillions of pounds on nuclear weapons, when nobody can wear nuclear weapons, nobody can eat nuclear weapons, nobody can live in nuclear weapons.

To produce and maintain nuclear weapons, nuclear power plants were developed. The world’s first mercantile, industrial-scale nuclear power plant was built at Calder Hall,* Lake District, in the UK. A peaceful future for children demands all nuclear weapons and nuclear power plants be abolished.

The creation of peace should be the objective of our countries, the objective of humanity. There is no way to create peace other than through the elimination of conflict and strife. All instruments of war, which hamper the realisation of genuine peace, must be removed.

Japan is also called the state of Yamato. Yamato, in Japanese characters, signifies “big harmony”. Great harmony … this is the heart of Yamato. Article 9 of the Japanese Peace Constitution is truly the heart of the Yamato of Shikishima, which could bring a great harmony of peace to the entire world.

We fervently observe Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution – the fruit of the sacrifices made by our ancestors.

To look up to heaven, prostrate ourselves upon the earth.

Let us pray and walk together for a peaceful future free of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy.

With palms together in prayer,

Rev. G. Nagase.

*NOTE: The world’s first nuclear power plant was the reactor at Obninsk, in the Soviet Union. A 5MWe reactor, it was built in 1954 and connected to a public supply.

The world’s first industrial-scale nuclear power plant, consisting of four 60-MWe reactors, was built in Calder Hall, Lake District, in 1956.

Rev. N_Calder Hall

Welcome to London Peace Pagoda website


True peace is brought about when man pledges himself never to take the lives of others, and abandons the idea of killing. This teaching must now be disseminated throughout the world.

It is not difficult. If humanity hopes to survive, we have only to resolve not to kill others. It is false to talk of peace while possessing weapons destined to take life. When we talk of peace, we must lay down all murderous arms.


(1885-1985, Founder of Nipponzan Myohoji)