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... Shinto shrine is painted vermilion red to keep the evil spirits away and is also very photogenic, as is the five storied pagoda, built in 1407. We have a lovely day ambling around the island and relaxing and I buy a cute Japanese doll, that I have had my eye on.
Once we get back into central Hiroshima we try another Okonomiyaki restaurant which is great, we love this food and it's pretty cheap.
We really like ...
... privately owned bridge in the world spanning the wide 1.5km river - impressive stuff. In the museum we were taken on a tour through Mazda history, including a good example of an MX-5 which Tom got a snap with, and onto rotary engine technology and an overview of the production process. We then got to the best bit which was a raised walkway running above the fully operational U1 assembly line, which at 1.5 km is the longest in the world. It was amazing to witness the ...
... a lot of blades from the 1600s on display, but I wasn't able to learn much else about them. At one point, they had a sword that you could pick up, and I was surprised by the weight of it. At the very top of the castle, you were able to go outside and see the view of the city. After the castle we made our way to the Shukkeien gardens. It was a very peaceful place, with a long, winding path throughout. All of the trees were gorgeous in the winter, so I can only imagine how ...
... really made me think about the stupidity of war. The were also a few rather gruesome images of the effects that a nuclear bomb can have. I hope that I never have to see something like that in my lifetime.
One of the things that most impressed me in the museum was a wall that contained hundreds of letters, written and sent by the mayor of Hiroshima to world governments, whenever they conduct nuclear tests related to nuclear weapons. The letters pleaded with the governments ...