World Peace from Nagasaki. The Peace Statue was 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).
The closed eyes show the prayer for the peaceful repose of the victims of the Atomic Bomb.
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
Location of Nagasaki-city
|Address||Heiwakoen, Matsuyama-machi, Nagasaki-city|
|Access||5 minuts walk from Heiwa-koen-shita Tram Station|
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