Hiroshima

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Hiroshima is probably one of the cleaner quieter cities I have been in in a long time.  We started off our tour by visiting the memorial where the A-bomb fell.  It was an art building and was the only building preserved after the bombing.  The bomb didn't explode on the ground it exploded about 600 meters above ground, and for this the city was lucky because no one knows how many more thousands of people would have died if it did.  The city is surrounded by many rivers and canals so it was a good military point for Japan and this is why the US targeted the city.  After the art building we went to the memorial dedicated to the thousands of koreans, chinese and whoever else were forced to work for the Japanese.  Next was the childrens memorial, and then we walked to the actual museum dedicated to the whole thing.

  There is a lot of reading infomation, not just about the bomb but also Hiroshima's history.  It was quite interesting but also very tiring.  There were quite a few disturbing and terrible things but it wasn't worse than walking the killing fields in Cambodia.  There was a flower festival going on in the city so the city had live music all over and really nice floral arrangements around the city.  After our lunch we went to the Hiroshima Castle, it was a beautiful castle however it saw no action until a bomb fell on it.  Needless to say it was destroyed and then rebuilt.  Hiroshima is not a big city but there is still plenty of things to see and do, great restaurants and ever better bars.  I give it an 8 of 10

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hiroshima canal system
hiroshima canal system
a-bomb dome, this is where the ato…
a-bomb dome, this is where the at…
memorial dedicated to the workers …
memorial dedicated to the workers…
childrens memorial
childrens memorial
if you fold a thousand cranes you …
if you fold a thousand cranes you…
dont know why this was cool, but …
don't know why this was cool, but…
the red is where the bomb exploded
the red is where the bomb exploded
before
before
after
after
after bomb
after bomb
topographical map
topographical map
concrete peppered with glass
concrete peppered with glass
items collected afterwards
items collected afterwards
another memorial, i forget, too ma…
another memorial, i forget, too m…
my friend paying her respects
my friend paying her respects
hiroshima flower festival
hiroshima flower festival
flower festival party!
flower festival party!
outside wall of hiroshima castle
outside wall of hiroshima castle
hiroshima castle
hiroshima castle
yachiyo stuck in the bridge
yachiyo stuck in the bridge
hiroshima castle
hiroshima castle
sexy samurai
sexy samurai
and pregnant samurai
and pregnant samurai
yep
yep
looking down from the top of the c…
looking down from the top of the …
hiroshima
hiroshima
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