Whenever a war breaks out, cultural properties and heritage sites bear the brunt either as collateral damage or on purpose. But there’s no clear winner here, either in conflict or during peace.
A Sobering Visit To The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park with A-Bomb Dome. Linda and David saw many fascinating sites on their visit to Japan. But a visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park with A-Bomb Dome was such a sobering reminder of the past. While Linda went off to see the colour and beauty of Miyajima Island, David explored this historic memorial. The Peace Memorial Park was centred near ground zero of the atomic bomb blast.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum: From horror to healing; Richard Ehrlich, Jane Darby Menton & Francesca Street; CNN
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.
Why You Should Take Your Children To Visit The Children’s Peace Monument at Hiroshima; Just Go Places
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.
The Atomic Bomb Dome 70 Years Later and the Legacy of the Girl Who Helped Bring About Its Preservation; Takeshi Inomoto; Huffington Post