The museum shows the history of Hiroshima and the advent of the atomic bomb. His focus is however on the events of August 6: the launch of the bomb and its effect on the population and all of humanity. Personal effects and the testimonies shown are quite shocking. You will see around you many people crying. You will be barely able to hold back the tears..
Among the most incredible things there are the watches that stopped working at the moment of the release, the stones with the shadow of who was there at the moment of the explosion.
The Hiroshima Memorial Park is one of the places of interest in the city. The park is over 120,000 meters widesquare. Before the bomb, the area of what is now the park was the political and commercial heart of the city. For this reason, it was chosen as target for the release of the atomic bomb on August 6th 1945. Four years after the bomb fell, it was decided that the area would not be restored, but destined to commemorative structures for peace. Inside the park is the Cenotaph of the victims of the atomic bomb. The Cenotaph is an arched tomb for remember those who died because of the bomb, due to the explosion initial or radiation exposure. Under the arch there is a chest of stone with a register of these names, there are over 220,000.
In the north of the park there is a monument dedicated to children, characterized by display cases containing thousands of crane origami, in memory of Sadako Sasaki, a child who died of leukemia (caused by the outbreak of the bomb) in 1955 at the age of 12. Sadako, hearing a story from a friend, started making paper origami. The story told that if you could complete 1000 cranes, you had the opportunity to make a wish, in his case that of returning to run and to put an end to all the suffering of the world.
I suggest you buy the colored ceramic origami that symbolizes eternal peace as a memento of Hiroshima (you can find it for sale inside the Museum).
In the park it also burns a flame, which will be extinguished only when there will be no nuclear warhead in the world.
dome of the atomic bomb (A-Bomb Dome), also known as the Hiroshima Peace
Memorial, is what remains of the former hall of industrial promotion of the
prefecture. The building acted as a place to promote Hiroshima industries. When
the bomb exploded, it was one of the few buildings to remain standing. UNESCO World Heritage, the A-Bomb Dome is a tangible link with the past of Hiroshima.
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