NAGASAKI, JAPAN: PEACE PARK & THE HYPOCENTER

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9.7 meters-high Peace Statue symbolizing Nagasaki citizens’ wish for peace.

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The raised right hand points to the heavens to signify the threat of atomic weapons.

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The left arm is raised horizontally to represent the wish for peace.

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The figure’s eyes are lightly closed in prayer for the souls of the atomic bomb victims. 

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The Fountain of Peace. Meant to form the wings of a dove.

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Brick remnants are all that remain of Urakami prison ~ so close to the hypocenter, it pretty much disintegrated and there were no survivors. 

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Today, a man walks across the hypocenter in the rain.  

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Statue dedicated to the teachers and schoolchildren who perished in the atomic bombing. 

may16. Nagasaki, Japan.

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