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We visited the A-bomb dome first and waled here. It is a beautiful little memorial that recognises the children killed during the bombing. The memorial is in the shape of a lovely tower and there are 8 doves perched on location around the tower along...More
Mobilized Students were about high school age and were called upon to work in munitions factories and other war time work. The day the bomb fell, 7,000 of them died while demolishing houses to create fire lanes.
The memorial is a tall white tower. This...More
Whilst visiting the museum, I was shocked to learn about how much the Japanese government had used students- essentially children- to complete building work for the war. This is one of the reasons why so many young people died in the atomic bombing. This monument...More
This was built in May of 1967 with the aim of consoling the souls of over 10,000 students who died in the bombings during the Pacific War.
It is 12 meters tall, five stories and is decorated with the Goddess of Peace as well as...More
Erected to commemorate the children mobilised as part of the Japanese war effort, this monument poignantly reminds us of the terrible cost of war.
After visiting the Memorial Museum you realise that many of the casualties from the atomic blast were young children. A sad...More
We were not aware of all the extra children who were in the city the day of the bombing, so this memorial and its audio explanation were very helpful to us. So tragic. The spot is peaceful; a nice recognition of the children who were...More