9.7 meters-high Peace Statue symbolizing Nagasaki citizens’ wish for peace.
The raised right hand points to the heavens to signify the threat of atomic weapons.
The left arm is raised horizontally to represent the wish for peace.
The figure’s eyes are lightly closed in prayer for the souls of the atomic bomb victims.
Brick remnants are all that remain of Urakami prison ~ so close to the hypocenter, it pretty much disintegrated and there were no survivors.
Statue dedicated to the teachers and schoolchildren who perished in the atomic bombing.
may16. Nagasaki, Japan.