Kyushu, Day 9: Nagasaki Peace Park

Going to Nagasaki’s Peace Park, we got off Ohashi Station instead of Peace Park. We decided to start at the end of the park then walk our way towards A-Bomb Museum.

MARCH 12, 2020

Going to NAGASAKI’S PEACE PARK, we got off Ohashi Station instead of Peace Park. We decided to start at the end of the park then walk our way towards A-Bomb Museum.

Our first encountered monument was the Peace Statue which symbolized a lot of meanings:

  • Right hand points to the threat of nuclear weapons
  • Left hand symbolizes tranquility and world peace
  • Sturdy physique embodies divine omnipotence and love
  • Closed eyes express prayer for the repose of the souls of all war victims
  • Right leg is for quiet meditation
  • Left leg is poised for action in assisting humanity

There was also a bell tower with a horrific account of a survivor from the atomic bombing in 1945…

Other monuments / statues in the park were gifted by different countries as an act of grief and prayer to never experience the tragedy of nuclear weapons ever again.

Similar to Hiroshima, Nagasaki’s Peace Park also had its Fountain of Peace.

Near the park was the HYPOCENTER OF ATOMIC BOMB. There were info sheets detailing the tragedy that happened in 1945. The original remnant wall of Urakami Cathedral was also placed here.

They also encased stones that were damaged by the atomic bomb which served as proof that even sturdy materials were not spared by the explosion and radiation. Another grim reminder on the horrible effects of nuclear weapon.

Author: Anne F

Anne has been blogging on and off since July 2005. Currently, she documents her travels in this website -- itinerary and pictures of food, attractions, nature, and people (whether she knows them or not). Her love for travel started in 2013 when she visited the Northern part of PH. Now, she makes it a point to travel at least once a year to satiate her adventurous and wanderlust spirit. © Anne Fernando / itskeanne.com, 2012-2020. All Rights Reserved. {Unauthorized use and/or duplication of all content in this site (text, images, videos, etc.) without permission from the author/owner is strictly prohibited. Please give full and proper credit to the owner, including specific direction to the original content.}

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