Hiroshima Peace Park and Museum

Yesterday, we traveled to Hiroshima.

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Here we are, waiting for our shinkansen to Hiroshima.

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It was a long trip, so we brought snacks on the train.

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The first thing we took them to see was the Peace Park and Museum. It is a very depressing place to visit, but it is also very historicall important. Since it’s pretty sad, we made sure to bring them here first.

This photo is Genbaku Dome, which is the City Hall that used to stand in Hiroshima. It has been restored slightly so that it continues to look the same as it did the day of the bombing.

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A cat standing amongst the rubble.

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A close-up of Genbaku Dome.

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Genbaku Dome.

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Many cranes and kusudama.

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A crane mural at the Children’s Memorial.

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Another mural.

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The Children’s memorial.

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The eternal flame.

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The arch at the Peace Park.

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Genbaku Dome as seen throught the arch.

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Hiroshima before and after the atomic bomb.

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Emergency rations.

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These are cooking plates found after the bombing.

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This globe shows how many nuclear warheads each country posesses.

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A melted bottle.

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A junior high school girl’s uniform.

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This little boy was riding his tricycle when the bomb hit. He was killed by the blast.

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The blast was so powerful that it drove glass shards into cement.

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This bottle melded with the other materials.

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Religious statues destroyed by the blast.

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Cranes folded by Sadako.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Barbara Lange
    Jul 07, 2014 @ 02:09:25

    These pictures really bring home how horrific the bomb was. Very sad.

    Reply

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