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Peace Bell, Hiroshima
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Ring Peace Bell, and remember the lives lost when the bomb fell on Hiroshima on the 6th of August, 1945. A statement in favor of universal peace and a monument to all lives lost in wartime, the bell displays a map of the world with each country depicted as borderless, symbolizing togetherness, fraternity, and shared identity. Visitors can toll the bell and listen to the sound ring out around the surrounding park. Created in 1964 by Masahiko Katori, a survivor of the Hiroshima bombing, the bell stands as a powerful argument against nuclear weapons. See Peace Bell and all Hiroshima has to offer by arranging your trip with our Hiroshima itinerary maker.
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  • The soft strike on the bell can be heard from across the park even though it is very low toned. It's a very fitting sound and tribute to those that lost their lives. 
  • During this peace clock there is a stone coffin with the names of all who died for a bomb (which the Japanese call it). Hard to miss if you are in Atomic Park.
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  • Let freedom ring and peace and hope. I will never forget the experience of visitors one by one ringing the bell and reflecting in their own way.