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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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  • You can see the Kenzo Tange's design excellence. However, foreign dignitaries must be put to the memorial service each year and scaled back soon comes to reduce time and feel.
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  • the alignment of the dome with the flame that should turn off when no country will have the atomic bomb and the tomb with the names of the dead inside is really addictive, I was very moved, history buff is a must.
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  • Peace ceremony was held in the summer, was watching on TV. Came really, really is Hisashi Buri. The Japan peace-addicted war scars here still, but there are people who say that. Events continue to properly acknowledge the mistakes of the past, who fell victim to think will be valuable.
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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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