Hiroshimashi Bunka Koryu Kaikan
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... Lots of different things concerned me. Thankfully, our visit to the peace park was much better than expected. No one glared at us. In fact, a group of school girls asked to take a picture with us! Once again, the Japanese people were nothing but kind to us. The cranes were my favorite thing to look at. Everything at the peace park was beautiful. Hiroshima is a beautiful city and I am very excited about touring the island ...
... or exchanges.
Still, we were glad we went but felt that we couldn't have done one of the all day versions – traditionally Bunraku performances last around 9 hours, so we only went to see the second half!
15 April 2015 – Hiroshima Peace Park and Museum
After a very late train home from Osaka (arriving into Hiroshima at 23:45 – that rail pass value!) we decided to be lazy ...
... earth has been destroyed. Every year on 6 August, a memorial service is held at this cenotaph, when white doves are released.
When looking through the cenotaph, one can see the A-bomb dome in the distance.
We went to the Peace Memorial Museum which presents a balanced narrative on why the bombing took place, as well as revealing the harrowing effects. Some of the museum was closed for renovations, but we found what we saw quite distressing enough. A ...
... after the bomb with their skin melting off their bodies and burns to the rest of them (Quite horrifying). The other walls didn’t rescue me from my horror and grief as they had personal belongings of people shown in glass cases complete with stories on whom the people were and where they were found. Some were just school kids and others simple workers but they all were killed. On the last wall was some information on the A-bomb and how it works and the design features ...
As we slowly wandered back to the ferry to take us back to the station and Hiroshima, Cindy and Wendy bought some more seafood on a stick, which again I understand was very tasty.
We arrived back at the Ferry just as they were closing the gates and unfortunately missed it, which meant waiting another 30 minutes for the next one. But it wasn't a big deal. We were at the head of the queue for the next one - queues are very important ...