Nagasaki Peace Park
Nagasaki Peace Park was established in 1955 near the Ground Zero where the Atomic Bomb
was dropped at 11:02 am on Aug. 09, 1945. 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.
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 raised arm points to the threat of nuclear weapons and the
out-stretched arm symbolizes peace.
Visiting from all over Japan and
Wishing for eternal world peace
Kitamura Seibo, the Statue was
completed at the age of 71
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.
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
Nuked 50th Anniversary
the central monument
Ruin of destroyed Urakami
The museum exhibits a number of photograph that depict the devastation caused by atomic
bomb showing the lead-up to this tragic day, the history of the development of nuclear arms
and our desire for peace.
Destroyed Urakami Cathedral
Exhibits a number of photograph
Dr. Nagai Takashi
Location of Nagasaki-city
|Address||Heiwakoen, Matsuyama-machi, Nagasaki-city|
|Access||3 minuts walk from Heiwa-koen-shita Tram Station|
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