Sunday, September 2, 2012


After leaving Itsukushima shrine, we spent the night in Hiroshima. Of course we had to eat the okonomiyaki here, as Hiroshima is known in Japan for having the best okonomiyaki.

Okonomiyaki in Hiroshima.

 The Hiroshima Peace Memorial museum
 A watch stopped at the time that the bomb exploded.
 Equipment dropped from the observation plane that was used to measure changes in heat and pressure caused by the explosion.
 A representation of where the bomb was when it exploded, and the nearly complete destruction of Hiroshima that it caused. You can see that only a couple dozen or so buildings were left standing. Though almost all of those were damaged beyond repair.
 A bicycle that was being ridden by a two year old boy at the time of the explosion.
 The A-dome.

There is a sign on a side street at the hypocenter. The bomb exploded at about 600 meters (1,968 feet) above this location on August 6, 1945.
 Next we visited Hiroshima Castle. The original was completely destroyed in the bombing.
 Hiroshima castle
 Samurai armor
A view from the top of Hiroshima castle, looking back towards the A-dome.

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