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... More are still being added. Streamers of a thousand colorful paper cranes again represented the desire for a long and peaceful and can be found all around the area. The huge statue peace has much symbolism. The hand point skyward addresses the threat of nuclear weapons, the flat out reached hand represents eternal peace. The face is supposed be a combination of a Buddha and Jesus, meaning that the desire for peace should be over ...
... to ships staff and “came home”. Meanwhile Barbara went back to the terminal shops to “surrender” her remaining yen.
During our sail away, those passengers lining the promenade deck rail were treated to a rousing performance presented by a local high school band – sadly we missed this as dinner was being served at the same time.
Farewell Japan, thanks for the wonderful memories.
Next: Three days in South ...
... people that were just going about their normal business on that day that we feel for. The Peace Park was created with the hope of world peace and in memory of the victims of the A-bomb. Considering the number of people present, it is a very quiet place, there is a fountain representing the wings of a dove and the huge peace statue. We walk onto to the hypocenter, the actual ground zero of where the bomb exploded 500 metres in the air. From there we went ...
... in the weeks and months which followed. Radiation sickness took many and the effects of the radiation were felt up until the 1950s. Research now has shown that there are no real spikes in birth defects of cancers in the years after the 1950's Small mercy's I suppose.
I don't want there to be a nuclear arms race because I never want to be part of a world where Nagasaki or Hiroshima could happen again.
After our trip ...
Kumoto (maybes can't say it let alone spell it) is a dive it is very fortunate the hostel is lovely. No weird curfews and staff that would do anything for you. I really can't be bothered today, I feel the same as I did in Melbourne. I had no real plan there and I don't here either. Well, I did but the mysterious typhoon took care of that. I drag myself out of bed with the vague notion of going to the next town. I know cats is playing there. In my head I ...
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