Hiroshima Peace Museum
Hiroshima's Testimony on World War II
Hiroshima Peace Museum is accessible from the public park located in the center of Hiroshima City in the eponymous prefecture. Designed by architect Kenzo Tange and inaugurated in 1955, this memorial retells the dramatic atomic bombing on the city in 1945 and promotes awareness on the nuclear threat in the world.
Naturally, Hiroshima marked in with the memory of the atomic bombing it experienced in 1945. The city therefore cultivates with humility a great peace park, not far from the explosion. From the area, various places are accessible such as the remains of the "Genbaku Dome" ("A-Bomb Dome"), one of the few structures to have survived the blast of the bomb.
One of the inevitable visits is obviously the Hiroshima Peace Museum. Built around two buildings (renovated between 2014 and 2019), it shares memories of the bombing horrors. History is synthetically recalled with some science facts to share its message very clearly: such a horror should never happen again, and all nations of the world should denuclearize.
The museum also shows the events very graphically: models before / after explosion, extremely raw photos and remains of the impact. Some very visual parts may shock sensitive people, younger ones for example.
As you can see, we did not take a lot of pictures to immerse completely in the tour. It also seems that this is a place to visit and experience by yourself, often in silence.
Additionally and to better understand the scale of the disaster, you can watch the following 17 minutes color clip, shot by the American Army in Hiroshima in March-April 1946: