Hiroshimashi Bunka Koryu Kaikan
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... the A bomb, explanations of the effects of these types of bombs, displays of items found from that day including shredded clothing, crockery, roof tiles and the list is endless. There are pictures, photo's and videos of the landscape, the cloud of smoke from the bomb, people suffering severe burns - all painting a story of complete devastation.
You can almost here a pin drop in the museum. People do not talk, only speaking in hushed tones, if at all.
I took a ...
... t expect it to be a happy trip.
On a brighter note, we were overjoyed to be lucky enough to snag tickets to the see Hiroshima Carp play that afternoon (baseball). We bought tickets in a non-reserved section, so we had to be at the Mazda Zoom-Zoom Stadium (yes, that’s really the name) quite early to reserve spots. We really enjoyed the game and loved watching the crazy Japanese fans sing chants, rap their bats together and ...
... while we were there, a very solemn affair but open to any passer by.
The island itself is super cute. All wooden houses, and narrow streets and gardens and walks with hidden "parks" and deer roaming wild (and eating anything hanging out of your pockets or your handbag). We only had a few hours there, we could have spent all day. Andrew and I decided on a walk in the hills which was ...
... it down but in the end decided to have this as a memory of the day. Further on in the park is the Children's Monument. This is a steeple topped by a girl holding an origami crane. This little girl survived the blast because her grandmother covered her with her own body at the time of the blast. She then walked bare foot and burnt to the edge of the blast only to get leukaemia several years later. |During treatment, she decided ...
... colors fill the stage at the Shimizu Theater. (The three-hour shows are most days at noon and 6 p.m.) I didn't understand a word of the songs or dialogue, but the performance is a blend of traditional Japanese theater, postwar Enka songs, and a bit of current pop music. Sitting in front of me was the leader of a posse of a dozen women who are ardent fans of the actors. Her silver tote bag was filled with snacks for the ...