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... time to head back to the trains, grab our packs and make our way to Hiroshima.
Hiroshima. I think it goes without saying that everyone reading this entry knows what happened in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 at 8:15am. That day the world knew the destructive power of nuclear weapons. The city was devastated, horrible nightmarish scenes of suffering and after effects that many had no idea would be so bad. With that being said, we knew the day in ...
... I think it may very well be the other way around.
In my brief time in Japan I have already learned much about living life with a stronger sense of harmony and peaceful coexistence with the environment and my fellow human beings. These big ideas are taught in how people communicate with each other verbally and non-verbally. In a densely populated country, they also ...
... for the rest of the museum. There were also things like destroyed clothes, burned lunch boxes with the lunches charred on the inside, broken watches, pictures of burn victims, pictures of those suffering from diseases afterwards and a tricycle that a little boy was riding the moment he was killed from the bomb to name a few. There was also a part of a sidewalk with a shadow of a man that was waiting there when the bomb went off and as the intense light burned his body ...
... trains were reaching tremendous speed over 200km/h. Road from Kyoto to Hiroshima takes about 1,5h. Though it was late by an hour. I believe there is no need to remind here about Hiroshima's history and first world know atomic bomb attack committed by US (without any warning) in 1945. Hiroshima as A-Bomb monument and place visit by millions of tourist is well prepared for Gaijins. Signage, easy public transport with reasonable price of tickets, people ...
... the announcer in the station's PA system assures that is running 15 minutes 'behind schedule'. The TT in the train, after understanding that I've got an onward journey to make, assures that it will make up the time overnight. The Malaysian traveller in the next berth has a few stories to tell about Fukushima. I promise myself to visit it another time and I retire into the Japanese style bedding (hard wood with a layer of carpet like fabric) after I make some notes and continuing the journal.
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