Honkawa Peace Museum, Hiroshima

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The Honkawa Elementary School Peace Museum is a museum of the Peace in Honkawacho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Japan.The school was the closest school to ground zero.They lost about 400 students and more than 10 teachers, and the building took great amounts of damage from the atomic bomb dropped on August 6, 1945.The Peace Museum is the part of the school building with the basement of the former Hiroshima City Honkawa Elementary School; it is kept as a place to learn about the importance of peace.The museum is operated by the PTA, as well as former members of the PTA, and is cleaned and maintained by the students.The memorial service for the students and teachers killed in the blast is held every August 5 at the school. The school has also appeared in the manga Barefoot Gen, written by Keiji Nakazawa.
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  • From the ground immediately (350 m) of the elementary school. Only the building bombed was a reinforced building to balance was. Bombing of course most of the more than 400 students and teachers died, but the reality is still unclear, and only two that's survived. After that, building upon, some as a museum store, and public is. Transmitted from such as melted roof tiles or bins currently exhibited in the building at the time. It is from a tour, contact the school Office.
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  • I visited after the ceremony of 8/6/2017. Door frame burnt by hot air, but intact. It was also ground zero in the old Museum of stone pillars, burnt out a familiar model. "When you get off the Hiroshima Station one in ashes ninoshima Island I could see" radiation victim's testimony reminded me.
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  • In the atomic bomb Dome and the Bank of Japan is also different from the elementary school, also in different, and can think more realistically the situation at that time.
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