JAPAN DAY 38
A day sightseeing in Hiroshima
At 8.15 am on August 6th 1945 the world changed forever. The city of Hiroshima fell victim to the worlds first atomic bomb. The entire city was virtually level and 140,000 life where lost.
Fast forward to today, we spent the morning walking through the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum . The museum and all its stories aim is to educate people of the horrific consequences of nuclear bombs, learn about peace and why it is important not to repeat such a tragedy again in the future. We then went to the Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and the Hall of Remembrance where the internal walls are made up of 140000 tiles to mark the number of victims who died due to the nuclear blast. They is also personal stories of some of the victims. Visited the Atomic Bomb dome. Which was approximately 160m from the hypo centre. This has been restored too as to remain exactly the same as it was after the bombing.
I can’t say this experience was enjoyable, it was confronting sad and very moving. I can’t believe that a race so intelligent and so emotionally wired could do something this horrific, and the sad thing is we continue to do atrocious things like this. We continue to treat each other cheaply even in our everyday lives we tend not to place importance on the people around us. I am so glad we made the effort to get to Hiroshima it certainly has open my eyes to how shocking this incident was.
HIGHLIGHT: The whole day was amazing in a sad way
LOWLIGHT: That this is actually history, real history. The real story about what we as a race think is OK.