Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

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U.S. President Roosevelt (left) and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (right) agreed to use the atomic bomb against Japan.  (September 12, 1944)

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Reenactment of Ground Zero.

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My aunt, Kiyoko Funahashi, who died in the atomic bomb on Aug 6, 1945.

Made my first visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. I came here with my dad when I was 6, or 7 but don’t have clear memory except the horrific pictures and burned ruins. The museum’s permanent exhibition was shockingly strong and unbearably moving. I felt profound passion and wish for peace of people of Hiroshima.

広島原爆資料館をはじめて訪れた。正確には6,7歳のころ父に連れられ来たはずなのだが殆ど記憶になく、また資料館のマルチメディア資料もまだ整備されていないはずなので、ほぼはじめてといっていい。原爆そのものを追体験させるべく、壮大に編み上げられた資料・ジオラマの迫力は圧倒的で、広島の人々の執念を感じた。

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