At the most critical time of Cuban Crisis and Eastern Block-Western Block Crisis, replicas of the Peace Bell were cast. Nakagawa presented them to US President J. F. Kennedy and USSR Prime Minister Khrushchev through their embassies in Tokyo, with a message "a little bit of care and smile can bring about peace."
Top - at US Embassy
Bottom - at USSR Embassy
It was decided that the Peace Bell shall go back to its old home, Japan, when Expo was held in Osaka, and that a replacement bell to cover the vacancy at U.N. headquarters.
The Peace Bell was rung at the Expo site.
To commemorate the temporary relocation of the Peace Bell to Osaka at Expo, 150 replicas of the Peace Bell were created. Nakagawa brought them to Kamakura by a truck, and a consecration ceremony was conducted at Kamakura Shrine.
The first replica was presented to U.N. Secretary-General U Tant. Nakagawa visited embassies of 140 nations, sharing his thoughts on peace, presented the bell, and asked them to
ring the bell.
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