Hiroshima – Atomic Memorial

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atomic dome fountain

Atomic Peace Park Memorial

atomic willow

During the recent trip to Japan we took the opportunity to visit Hiroshima, which was fantastic as I had not managed to make it there previously when I lived in Japan. With students in tow we were able to visit a few different locations and distances from the Hypocenter of the 1945 atomic bomb, as well as the Memorial Museum. It was a really powerful and profound experience to listen to survivor stories passed down from their son’s and daughters, to see the scarred remains of the atomic dome, and the peace park memorial. Inside the museum you can see amazing old artifacts, many of which served as the only evidence of some of the victims caught in the blast. The willow lashed together with rope survived the blast and was located at Hiroshima castle; near this site is also where the first reports of the attack are reported to…

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