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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
|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)