Shrines and museum exhibits in this Japanese city recall the suffering caused by the first atom bomb 75 years ago. The attack brought a swift end to World War II.
Okonomiyaki’s popularity first began to soar in the A-bomb aftermath, when food was scarce and people had to feed their families with whatever they had at hand.
The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum is where Japanese and people from all over the world come to reflect on the horror of nuclear weapons and the healing that has taken place since the August 6, 1945, bombing.
Is Hiroshima for kids? Absolutely. The Hiroshima Peace park with its museums like the Hiroshima Peace Center Memorial Hall, the monuments such as the Children’s Peace Monument and the Hiroshima arch pay testament to the horrors of war and to the tragedy of thousands of civilian lives, many of them children, who died.
“It seemed to me that Japan could contemplate the bombing with stoicism and dignity. The defeat, however, was too much.”
A remarkable series of events is ensuring that Hiroshima will go down in history for far more inspirational reasons than the A-bomb.