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Cool Japan Guide / Hiroshima City (広島市) -

Six rivers flow in this "City of Water." Restored from the devastation caused by the atom bomb.

(Hiroshima City Scenery)

Hiroshima City, facing the Seto Inland Sea, is one of the most prominent cities in the Chugoku region, and a center of the administration and economy of Hiroshima Prefecture. Six rivers flow through the city, so it is often called the "City of Water." It was devastated by an atomic bomb in World War II. All of the buildings in the surrounding area were destroyed. Hiroshima, where the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome (Genbaku Dome) miraculously remained standing, is internationally known as the "City of Peace."

(Hiroshima Castle in Cherry Season)

Hiroshima developed as a castle town after Mori Terumoto, a feudal lord, built Hiroshima Castle, nicknamed Ri-jo (carp castle), in the 16th century. There are a number of must-see places there, such as the Shukkei-en Garden, a miniature scenery garden, so named because of its miniaturized models of many scenic sites, such as Lake Xiyu (West Lake) in Hangzhou, China, and the old Mitaki-dera Temple, built in 809. The red Taho-to Tower at Mitaki-dera Temple was relocated from a shrine in Wakayama to serve as a memorial tower for the victims of the atomic bomb.

(Hiroshima Style "Okonomi-yaki")

Hiroshima also offers a number of gastronomical pleasures, including oysters that are said to have been cultured there since the 16th century, and Hiroshima-style 'okonomi-yaki,' unique flour crepes fried with vegetables and noodles that are slightly different in flavor at each restaurant.

A World Cultural Heritage Site. A focus on peace, and the retelling of the horrors of atomic bombs.

(Hirosima Scenery just after the horrors of atomic bombs, Aug 6., 1945)

The Atomic Bomb Dome (Genbaku Dome) is the symbol of Hiroshima, a city that advocates peace throughout the world. The dome is located in the city, facing Hiroshima Bay in the Seto Inland Sea, and was originally the Hiroshima Industrial Promotion Hall, built in 1915. While all surrounding structures were destroyed in the atomic bomb explosion, this building miraculously remained standing. It was 6 August 1945 when the first atomic bomb ever used in combat was dropped on Hiroshima. People from all over the world visit the dome to resolve never to repeat this tragedy, and to offer a wish for peace.

HIROSHIMA Atomic bomb by YouTube to be checked via: http://youtu.be/TEPmvrCJkQs

Bare, scorched steel sticks out from the roof and collapsed walls. This miserable half-demolished figure expresses the dire devastation of the bombing that occurred in those days, the sins of war, and the preciousness of peace in the future. In 1996, the dome was inscribed as a World Cultural Heritage Site.

(Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park)

Peace Memorial Park is located next to the Atomic Bomb Dome. There you will find the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, a number of monuments for peace, a tower erected for the repose of the souls of the victims of the atomic bomb, a memorial tower, and a fountain with an eternal Flame of Peace. Flocks of doves, a symbol of peace, are often seen flying around the park.

By TS on Aug 5, 2012
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