Hiroshima | 2004-11-00

If you are a Japanese this picture speaks itself, but if you are not, you may not know this building. This is a place I think everybody should visit.


Hiroshima | 2004-11-00

This tower is called Children's Peace Monument. I may have shown how to create a cranes by folding a paper to you. This is where people bring zillions of paper cranes for children who died by A-bomb. The girl on the top of the tower is Sadako Sasaki who died of an A-bomb disease.


Hiroshima | 2004-11-00

Flame of Peace. Build in 1964. Symbolizing the universal desire for a world free from nuclear weapons. The flame has kept burning and will keep burning until the day when all such weapons have disappeared.


Hiroshima | 2004-11-00

Cenotaph for the A-Bomb Victims. This contains a chest housing a register of those known to have died of exposure to the A-bombing.


Hiroshima | 2004-11-00

So, this is A-bomb Dome. At 9:15 am on August 6, 1945, an American B29 bomber dropped an atomic bomb. Killed 140,000 people by the end of the day. After 60 years, still many victims continue to suffer and die. While I stayed in Hiroshima for 2 months, I watched a news that a famous news reporter in Hiroshima died. Years before he passed away he said on the TV that "When I die, my name will be registered in Cenotaph for the A-Bomb Victims." Just like every other victim, his name is registered and became another additional death number by the bomb. I had chance to get to know people in Hiroshima, but I couldn't ask them what they think about Americans. I honestly don't know.

Just remember this fact. Japan has no army, no nuclear bombs or any kind of chemical or mass-destructive weapons. Japan have never declared war since the World War II. On the other hand, U.S. who dropped 2 atomic bombs still possess nuclear bombs more than anybody else in the world.

And my opinion. As many good Americans I know, I have to say there are more Americans who choose to be war machines by supporting Bush. Bush won the election again, and it means more than half of Americans choose to be what they choose to be. I don't know if he has come this place or planning to. Every year high-rank American people come here for memorial ceremony but he's not welcome here for sure as well as who support him.