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The Cenotaph, Hiroshima

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Reflect on the history of Hiroshima at The Cenotaph, an elegant monument standing as a staunch reminder of the devastation wrought by atomic bombings. Designed by architect Tange Kenzo and opened in 1952 as one of the first memorial pieces erected in the park, the concrete saddle arch represents a shelter for all of the victims of the catastrophic nuclear attack--you'll find their names inscribed on the stone below. Standing in front of the arch, notice how the monument is perfectly aligned to frame the Peace Flame and A-Bomb Dome, connecting the historical narrative of the memorial park. Put The Cenotaph and other Hiroshima attractions into our Hiroshima vacation planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • A very peaceful place to contemplate and remember the innocent lives lost . A standing reminder of an event that shook the whole world. The design of the cenotaph is simple and the view of the Atomic ...  more »
  • The design of the Cenotaph was beautifully constructed and well thought out, after making an offering look up towards the Dome.  more »
  • 途絶emasenn line of people hands. A variety of different feelings or the bowed to the chest. Became concerned about the many people taking photos from the back. I wonder if there's something.
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  • was great just to be there and be peaceful and give tribute to all those who tragically lost their lives. another stop in the peace park and well worth a look, very emotional
  • Invites us to reflection. You are in you reignited Japanese concerns about radiation to be here 👍
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