Completed in 1955, ten years after the atomic bombing
The 9.7 meter high statue sitting on a 4 meter tall pedestal, made by renown sculptor
Kitamura Seibo who born in Minami-Shimabara-city, Nagasaki-prefecture in 1884.
The bronze Peace Statue has one left arm extending horizontally and other right arm
pointing to the sky.
The left arm stretching to the horizon symbolizes world peace, and the other right
pointing skyward indicates the threat of atomic destruction (the harm of nuclear power).
Visiting from all over Japan and
Wishing for eternal world peace
Kitamura Seibo, the Statue was
completed at the age of 71
Peace Memorial Ceremony is held in front of the statue on August 9 every year and
the Mayor of Nagasaki makes the “Nagasaki peace declaration” for the whole world.
Commitment to World Peace from all over the World
|Address||Heiwakoen, Matsuyama-machi, Nagasaki-city|
|Access||5 minuts walk from Heiwa-koen-shita Tram Station|