(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners in Hiroshima participated in a musical event and introduced Falun Dafa and traditional Chinese culture on May 3, 2022. It was well received by spectators and the local organizer hopes that Falun Dafa practitioners return in the future.

Practitioners demonstrate Falun Dafa’s five exercises at the musical event.

Hiroshima, also called the City of Water, is surrounded by six beautiful rivers. The purpose of the musical event was to bring vitality to the city and its bodies of water. The local government hosts the event on a regular basis and invites musicians and performing arts troupes to perform. It’s held at Peace Memorial Park, which is dedicated to the casualties from the nuclear attack at the end of World War II.

Spectators learning to do the Falun Dafa exercises.

Falun Dafa practitioners demonstrated the five exercises and their kids put on their own performance.

Young Falun Dafa practitioners performing the Blessed Baby’s Fairy Tales, a Minghui book series for children.

Many people stopped by to see the practitioners who were donned in traditional Chinese outfits. The melodious music and the simple exercise movements intrigued onlookers to give them a try. Some even took out their cellphones and started to take videos and photos of practitioners and others wanted to learn more.

When the performance ended, a spectator greeted them and said, “I am very touched by your performance. I am an artist and I drew something because I was inspired. This artwork is not about any individual but conveys the peaceful and calm atmosphere I’ve witnessed. This is what I wanted to express. I would like to give you this artwork as a gift.” Practitioners accepted the artwork and gave him some truth-clarification materials as well as practice site locations and websites he could go to.

A local resident learns more about Falun Dafa.

Ms. Kawamura expresses her gratitude for Falun Dafa helping her daughter.

Ms. Kawamura’s daughter is a new Falun Dafa practitioner. After seeing her daughter’s positive changes, Ms. Kawamura came to the musical event to thank Falun Dafa. She said with tears in her eyes, “My daughter’s illnesses disappeared not long after practicing Falun Dafa. I believe everything is real. My daughter is very fortunate to have encountered Falun Dafa practitioners.”

Some onlookers who learned to practice the exercises there say they felt a warm energy current in their bodies. A person with ailments said, “Though the doctors have already told me how much time I have remaining in my life, after learning Falun Dafa’s exercises today, I feel that I might live just a bit longer.”

The event organizer was familiar with Falun Dafa, having attended a Shen Yun performance as well as The Art of Zhen Shan Ren International Art Exhibition several years ago. She was also aware that practitioners in China are killed for their organs and also helped organize a screening of the award-winning documentary “Free China: The Courage to Believe.” She has always been very supportive of Falun Dafa practitioners. She hoped that practitioners would be able to attend and perform at another event that she will be hosting on August 3.