Peace Memorial Park

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is a memorial park in the center of Hiroshima, Japan. It is dedicated to the legacy of Hiroshima as the first city in the world to suffer a nuclear attack at the end of World War II, and to the memories of the bomb’s direct and indirect victims.

Peace Memorial Park is located at the uppermost part of the delta where the former Ota River (Honkawa) diverges from the Motoyasu River.

This place was the central shopping district of Hiroshima City from the Edo period to the early Showa period. was destroyed within After the atomic bombing, in 1950, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial City Construction Law was promulgated on August 6, 1949, to develop the area around the hypocenter as a symbol of permanent peace. ), construction of the Peace Memorial Park and facilities proceeded, and was completed in 1955.

In the park, there are the Atomic Bomb Dome, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, numerous monuments erected with wishes for peace, and Aogiri trees that were exposed to the atomic bombing.

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