Located in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, it was my second time visiting the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum which was established in August 1955. It serves to not only commemorate the victims of the A-bomb tragedy that was happened to Hiroshima on 6th August 1945, but also advocates peace education. A popular school trip destination for Japanese school children, I highly recommend a visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum if you’re in the city to understand its tragic past and its constant efforts to make the world a safer place today.
The museum showcases belongings and stories of victims of the A-bomb. The exhibits can prove to be rather disturbing and upsetting for some.
Before A-bomb was dropped
After A-bomb was dropped
The city was totally wiped out by the bomb. Buildings were burnt to ashes and brought absolutely to the ground.
As visitors walk through the museum, you will also watch short films of testimonies by survivors, witness the damage done by the blast and radiation and Hiroshima’s road to recovery.
Indeed, we walked out of the museum with heavy hearts. The suffering the victims endured and extent of damage the city suffered are beyond what anyone can imagine unless you’ve been through it yourself.
The museum’s aim isn’t to shift blame. It is unlike many of our history textbooks. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum only strives to educate visitors on the horror of nuclear weapons, the misery and damage that result from meaningless wars and the importance of peace.