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Nagasaki Peace Park (長崎平和公園)

 

Nagasaki Peace Park was established in 1955 near the Ground Zero of the

Atomic Bomb explosion.

Part of the concrete wall of the Nagasaki prison, which was located here prior

to the bombing, can still be seen. 
At the park’s north end is the 10-metre-tall Peace Statue
The statue’s right hand points to the threat of nuclear weapons while the

extended left hand symbolizes eternal peace. Every year, on August 9,

the anniversary of the atomic bombing, a Peace Memorial Ceremony is

held in front of the statue and the Mayor of Nagasaki delivers a peace

 declaration to the World.

 Where to visit in the Park 

 

Peace Fountain

The Peace Fountain reminds us of the tragic scene 
unfolded shortly after America dropped the Atomic 
Bomb on Nagasaki at 11:02 am on Aug. 09, 1945.
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Ground Zero

The plutonium atomic bomb exploded about 500m over 
the central monument at 11:02 a.m. on August 9, 1945. 
The most part of Nagasaki was destroyed, and a 
tremendous number of lives were lost. And about 70,000 
of Nagasaki’s 240,000 residents died instantly, and up 
to 60,000 were injured.  more

 

Ruins of Urakami Cathedral 

When you look to the right facing the Ground zero Monument 
see a section of damaged brick wall from the former Urakami 
Cathedral. The church was located about 500 m northeast of 
the
Ground zero, on the same site as the modern refurbished 
Urakami Cathedral.  more 


 

Atomic Bomb Museum

The museum replaced Nagasaki International Cultural Hall, 
where a number of artifacts related to the atomic bombing 
were exhibited. In addition to these artifacts, the museum 
exhibits a number of photograph that depict the devastation 
caused by atomic bomb showing the lead-up to this tragic day. more 

 

Monument of a Child Praying for Peace

Monument of a Child Praying for Peace depicting a girl 
wearing a kimono and holding a folded paper crane.
At that time of the atomic bombing there were several 
schools in the Ground Zero areaand some 10,000 school 
children are through to have perished in the bombing. more 

 

Urakami Cathedral

The original construction, a brick Romanesque building, began in 1895, after

a long-standing ban on Christianity was lifted. 
When completed in 1914, it was the largest Catholic church in East Asia.

The atomic bomb dropped on August 9, 1945 explored in Urakami, only 500m

from the cathedral, which was completely destroyed. What remained of the

cathedral is now on display in the Atomic Bomb Museum.   more

 

 

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