Atomic Bombing 50th Anniversary Monument, Nagasaki

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  • The use of female representations in statues is to show vulnerability of non-combatants in war time. Nagasaki had a lot of civilians: old, young, women and children. It also had factory workers, force...  more »
  • At 11:02 am on August 9, 1945, an atom bomb exploded 500 meters above this point. The black stone monolith marks the hypocenter. The strong wind of the explosion, the heat rays reached several thousand degrees and the lethal radiation generated by the explosion crushed, burned and killed everything that was in sight and reduced this whole area to a sterile field of rubble. About a third of the city of Nagasaki was destroyed and 150.000 people were killed or injured, and it was said at that time that this area would be devoid of vegetation for 75 years. Now, the hypocenter remains an international peace park and a symbol of aspiration for global harmony.
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  • The 50th anniversary of the bombing was built to symbolize the future of Japan in the 21st century. This is the relative position of the Atomic Bomb Drop Center monument.
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