Nagasaki Peace Memorial Park

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Nagasaki Peace Memorial Park

Nagasaki Peace Memorial Park

The Nagasaki Peace Memorial Park was established in 1955 around site of epicenter of the blast from the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. The park contains a commemorative tablet marking the site of detonation, a museum containing exhibits about the atomic bombing, the Fountain of Peace, and the famous peace statue built by Seibo Kitamura. From the hands and face to how the figure is sitting, each element of the statue has a specific meaning. The right hand points up to the atomic bomb, the left hand points towards future peace, the bent right leg symbolizes meditation, the bent left leg represents the need to stand up against war, and the closed eyes are to offer prayers and respect for the victims' souls. Nearby the epicenter's explosion is also the damaged pillar of the former Urakami Cathedral. Around this area, visitors can see broken roof tiles, bricks, shattered glass, and other remains from the explosion. The park also features monuments for the Korean and Chinese victims who died in the blast.

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