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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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  • The cenotaph was a simple but beautiful monument for those who were killed by the atomic bomb. Very peaceful and quiet. 
  • This is a stone coffin with the names of all who died for a bomb. According to the guide was updated the list as someone died in Hiroshima or Nagasaki in the aftermath after the a-bomb but it doesn't happen now because it is so long ago.
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  • A tribute to the innocents and a challenge to peace. I found my visit to this area life changing. Floral tributes from around the world. 
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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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