Land of the Rising Sun-Banner
UNITY EARTH embarked on its transformative journey with the inception of the first U Day Festival in Thailand back in 2012. As we fast forward to 2024, this year marks the pinnacle of a twelve-year odyssey—a culmination of endeavors, experiences, and collective aspirations. Peace Week 2024: Land Of The Rising Sun beckons, a profound week-long pilgrimage spanning the sacred lands of Japan. Our journey commences in the bustling metropolis of Tokyo, where the pulse of modernity harmonizes with ancient tradition. From there, we traverse towards the majestic slopes of Mount Fuji, a beacon of serenity and spiritual resonance. Finally, our path converges upon the historic city of Hiroshima, a poignant testament to resilience, reconciliation, and the enduring pursuit of peace.

This momentous event is not merely a standalone occurrence but rather a continuation of the esteemed U Day Festival series, which first graced the world stage in December 2012 amidst the enchanting landscapes of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Subsequent chapters unfolded with U DAY Ethiopia: Land of Origins in 2018, followed by Holy Land Living Water in 2020—each installment a testament to the universality of our shared human experience and the intrinsic yearning for unity amidst diversity.

In the heart of Japan, amidst the sakura blossoms and the echoes of history, we gather to commemorate not only the conclusion of a twelve-year journey but also the dawn of a new era—a testament to the enduring spirit of UNITY EARTH. This pilgrimage symbolizes a profound testament to the power of collective action, transcending geographical boundaries, cultural divides, and ideological differences in pursuit of a common goal: peace.

We extend a heartfelt invitation to you, dear global citizens, to join us on this sacred pilgrimage. Together, let us forge ahead, hand in hand, with an extraordinary collective of Peace-Builders from every corner of the globe. As we embark on this culminating journey of UNITY EARTH’s 2012-2024 series of worldwide events, let us reaffirm our commitment to fostering harmony, understanding, and compassion across all borders.

Amidst the tapestry of diverse cultures and traditions, we find common ground—a shared humanity that unites us in our quest for a better world. This is not merely a journey of physical exploration but a spiritual odyssey—a voyage of the soul towards a future where peace reigns supreme.

In the footsteps of those who came before us, let us chart a course towards a world where love triumphs over hatred, understanding over ignorance, and unity over division. Join us as we write the final chapter of the global U Day Series—a testament to the enduring power of hope, perseverance, and the indomitable human spirit.

Peace Week 2024 Japan: Land of the Rising Sun is a continuation of the U Day global event series and the final rite of passage in our 12 year life cycle of growth together as a UNITY EARTH spirit family. I can say personally that these journeys have changed me at core levels and have been filled with some of the most potent shared spiritual and musical experiences of my life. At this pivotal moment in our human evolution, we are now invited to step through this transformational gateway, where sacred ancient and future converge, with our hearts blazing open once more. Wisdom, ritual, creativity, music, healing and rich culture await us as we circle around this mystic fire for an epic final ceremony. Connecting with the land and people of Japan, we will feel the rising sun re-sparked within us, both as individuals and as a collective. I look forward to sharing this journey with you…destiny is calling!
Kristin Hoffmann