Friday, June 8, 2018

JAPAN ~ Genbaku Dome - Peace Memorial - Hiroshima - UNESCO ~

... A postcard of a stark and powerful symbol of the most destructive force ever created by humankind... but also a symbol of hope and world peace🕊️☮️🕊️...  it expresses also the hope to the ultimate elimination of all nuclear weapons.... an important piece of Japans history... 1.7 million people visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial  in 2017... must have been a sad and moving place to see... Thanks so much dear Gian Luca and Raffaella for thinking of me while on vacation... ♥(ˆ⌣ˆԅ) I hope you had a great time exploring Japan!!
This ruin, which was known until the devastating bombardment as the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall, commemorates the victims of the atomic bomb "Little Boy". This bomb was dropped on 6 August 1945 above Hiroshima by the U.S. Army and exploded 150 meters away from this building, 600 meters above the ground. 69% of Hiroshima's buildings were destroyed.

Japanese people call it the "Genbaku Dome". ("Genbaku" means "atomic bomb".) It is located in the central part of Hiroshima city. The Nagasaki bombing caused, according to the commemorative plaque, 73,884 fatalities and left 74,909 injured.

The park that now surrounds this monument has various other smaller monuments, to honor special groups of victims. There is also a museum where you can see the effects of the bomb on humans and artefact's.

In 1996, it was inscribed by UNESCO on its list of World Heritage Sites.


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