Japan PM Shinzo Abe just made a historic visit to Hawaii to offer Pearl Harbor condolences with Barack Obama, so Japanhai takes a look back at Hiroshima History.
After an attack on “Pearl Harbour” in Hawaii Islands by Japan, President of United States, Rosevelt who faced a criticism within the country and outside the country too, and decided to attack on Japan and bombarded Hiroshima with atom bomb on 6th August, 1945 at 8.16 A.M. Even though the bomb was little and nicknamed as “Little Boy” it destructed the Hiroshima and acquired the world wide attention towards the Islands. Hiroshima was in the dark for nearly a half century, but now it is the first city for the visitors to visit this place. Are you interested to visit a place which is rebuilt after an atom bomb destruction, just spare 48 hours to visit the Hiroshima and observe the museum where you can see the exhibits after the atom bomb attack.
The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum is a place which is located in the central Hiroshima, Japan, it is the most popular visiting place for the school field trips in and around Japan and even for international visitors also. This museum was reconstructed in the year 1955, from that day to today, nearly 60 million people visited this museum. All the exhibits in the museum belongs to the victims left over materials which convey the revulsion of the event. Some exhibits describe the before and after the destruction of bombing and some exhibits are related to the current position of the nuclear age. Now to facilitate the people the museum was renovated in 1994 and added more information regarding the destruction.
Only Survived Building Even After Bomb Destruction
The worth seeing place for the visitors to visit “The Genbaku Dome”, this is the only building, near the Hypocenter which was half -exploded left building to memorialize the destruction. In modern time, one can feel the combined feelings, when they see a reminder of the bomb blast which was dominating the river bank. But if one observes the dome it symbolizes and pays tribute for the lost and the horror destruction on 6th August, 1945. Just a walk from the dome there is a natural place, “ The Iconic ruin” for the visitors to understand the history. Now, after the bomb explosion, in the year 1915 in the Genbaku Dome they started a Commercial Exhibition Hall. Every year near the iconic dome, now known as Hiroshima Peace Memorial, thousands of people gather to memorialize the day on which the world paid their attention. The remains of the dome building was known as an “Atomic Bomb Dome” from September 1945 onwards. For the contemplation of peace the architect Kenzo Tange reinforced this monument in the year 1970, to preserve the monument as a reminder of the tragic situation. There is a fountain which characterizes an offering of water for the fatality of the destruction. The horrible thing to hear is that even after the attack up to four months people had died from the bomb effects. Hiroshima Jo is one more tourist visiting place, which was built in the year 1591 by Mori Terumoto . This castle was totally destroyed in the bomb attack and later it was partly reconstructed and some of the parts were left un built. Don't forget to visit the island treasures which fill you happiness. In the evenings the shopping centers are open for the visitors to shop and the staple food of the people “Okonomiyaki” is famous in this region. While you are passing on the roads just have a look at the staircase of the upper floors where there area number of nightspots which require an elevator ride. The Miyajima Island is 25 minutes train ride, later a short boat ride will take you to the see the torii ( a gate to the entrance to a Shrine) where you can see the blue waters of Inland sea. Miyajima has more to detain you to see the Hiroshima's cultural and art houses.
Plan your trip to Hiroshima to visit the bomb explosion affected places as well as many more visiting scenes.