“Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park (広島平和記念公園 Hiroshima Heiwa Kinen Kōen) is a memorial park in the center of Hiroshima, Japan. It is dedicated to the legacy of Hiroshima as the first city in the world to suffer a nuclear attack, and to the memories of the bomb’s direct and indirect victims (of whom there may have been as many as 140,000). The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park was planned and designed by the Japanese Architect Kenzō Tange at Tange Lab.
The location of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park was once the city’s busiest downtown commercial and residential district. The park was built on an open field that was created by the explosion. Today there are a number of memorials and monuments, museums, and lecture halls, which draw over a million visitors annually. The annual 6 August Peace Memorial Ceremony, which is sponsored by the city of Hiroshima, is also held in the park. The purpose of the Peace Memorial Park is to not only memorialize the victims, but also to establish the memory of nuclear horrors and advocate world peace.”
It was really very moving afternoon, especially when you read all the stories, saw the clothes, the shoes and so much more…
These are the paper cranes folded by President Obama.
1000’s and 1000’s of folded cranes displayed within these glass cases.
This was where the bomb was dropped.
and soon enough it was time to travel again as tonight as we were on the move again.
a street car this time! and the advertising on the side is by Tulip, makers of those fabulous needles that I love!
I could tell that there was a baseball game going on tonight in Hiroshima! I could’ve gone, but I would’ve been totally on my own to get back to the hotel. Oh well another time.
As everyone was wearing Hiroshima Carp jerseys! a great way to lessen the somberness of the afternoon.
Tomorrow would be the day at the Ohara museum, tea ceremony and Kamogawa Maiko Dance. We only have a few days left!
and for now I will say…sayonara