Many tourists from all over the world are visiting Peace Park in Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture as a place to convey the fear of nuclear weapons. There are many places that appeal for the preciousness of peace, including the Peace Prayer Statue and the Atomic Bomb Museum.
It is common to go from the Matsuyama-cho or Hamaguchi-cho trams to the Heiwa Park. And there is the “Atomic bomb fall center monument” in the atomic bomb park that is just in front of the stop.
11:02 August 9, 1945. The second atomic bomb in human history exploded in the sky above this monument. Due to its tremendous devastating power, the city of Nagasaki has changed in an instant. In addition to the monument, the side walls of the time of the bombing of the “Urakamitenshundo Hall” have been relocated to this place. There are also places where you can see the state of the stratum during the exposure, when the scattered glass sleeps.
Please dedicate a prayer of peace here before you go to Peace Park.
“Peace prayer statue” which has become a symbol of peace city Nagasaki. The right hand represents the threat of the atomic bomb, the left hand represents peace, and the lightly closed eyelid represents a prayer of fortune to the victim. It is also this place that a peace commemorative ceremony is held every year. It is built on a hill, and you can climb from the atomic bomb park with escalators.
The Fountain of Peace was created in 1969 to be dedicated to atomic bomb survivors seeking water. The central stone monument is engraved with a note of the girl who was exposed to the bomb.
Inside the Peace Park there is the “Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum”, which tells of the horrors of the atomic bomb. Please take a look at the actual exhibits and think about peace once more. The admission fee for the museum is 200 yen for adults and 100 yen for children.
“Urakami Tenshudo Hall” is a 10-minute walk from Peace Park.When going from the Peace Park, let’s go to a spot where you can see Urakami Tenshudo Hall from the front. It is “the hill where you can see the Tenshudo”, just behind the peace prayer image.
By the atomic bomb, Urakami Tenshudo, which was said to be “the largest in the western world”, was destroyed, and what you can see from here was rebuilt in 1959. The church continues to watch over the city of Nagasaki from the same place as at that time. It is probably the most suitable place to see the whole picture of Urakami Tenshudo in Nagasaki, so please do visit it.
Consider true peace
11:02 a.m. on August 9, 1945. The atomic bomb exploded over the Urakami area in Nagasaki three days after the atomic bombing to Hiroshima, and about 150,000 people lost their life. In this museum, the progress when an atom bomb has been dropped is displayed intelligibly including a terrible sight of the being bombed, the situation of revival of Nagasaki from contamination to the present, the history of nuclear weapons development and peace desire without nuclear weapons.
Please respond to “tragic history” at the same time you face each showpiece, and consider true peace.
Human beings’ taboo
The nuclear weapon which becomes the big threat for human beings. Since the power is too strong, if used in war, it is thought that the world goes to ruin. Human beings’ taboo, the forbidden ultimate weapon.
There are only two places which really have received the attack of the nuclear weapon and were experiencing damage on this earth. Both of the two places are located in Japan, and one of them is Nagasaki.
The famous peace prayer statue
Here is the place with the famous peace prayer statue.
It is said that a right hand expresses an atomic bomb, a left hand expresses peace, and expression expresses condolences. The statue was made by Mr. Seibou Kitamura who was famous sculptor from Nagasaki.
Many people gather here on August 9 every year, and the ceremony of memorial is held.
Blast of the atomic bomb destroyed half of it
“The torii of one pillar” which is in the place about 800 meters southeast from the center of an explosion is one of the few of the ruins which leave the marks of the frightfulness of the Nagasaki atomic bomb. This torii is second torii of the Sanno shrine. Intense heat rays of the atomic bomb charred the upper part of torii, and a blast of 200 meters per second attacked it in the next moment, and destroyed half of it. The left-behind transom was bent by wind pressure.
The tragic state of Nagasaki immediately after contamination
In the permanent collection exhibition room of the “Nagasaki Genbaku Shiryokan” (Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum), reproduction molding of part of south side wall surface of bombed Urakami Cathedral is displayed. While reproducing the tragic state of Nagasaki immediately after contamination, the intelligible descriptions like using large-sized atomic bomb disaster data and image data are explaining.
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|Name:||Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum|
|Address:||7-8 Hirano-machi, Nagasaki, 852-8117, Japan|
|Access:||JR Nagasaki-honsen Line “Urakami-eki Station” (12 minutes walk)|
|Price:||200 yen (Adult)|
100 yen (Under 18 years old)
Please refer the official web page.