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Hiroshima, Peace, Reflection, Remembrance and Hope

Hiroshima is one of the most visited cities in Japan because of its tragic history, but also because of its vibrant rebirth - a testament to the strength of the Japanese spirit to never give up. If you are interested in how Japanese people respect their lost loved ones and ancestors, a visit here is a great way to reflect, ponder and appreciate the life we have now.

Trip advisor users ranked Hiroshima's Peace Park as their top museum to visit in Japan in 2013: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g298561-d320360-Reviews-Hiroshima_Peace_Memorial_Museum-Hiroshima_Hiroshima_Prefecture_Chugoku.html

Hiroshima Day- held on August 6 every year is a powerful reminder of the choices of war and calls for world peace: http://en.japantourist.jp/view/hiroshima-s-peace-memorial-ceremony
The morning is a ceremony filled with speeches, prayers and calls for peace. The day is filled with anti-nuclear protests and parades for peace as well as other interesting events.

The floating of the candles on the river in front of the A-bomb dome structure (a striking reminder of the blast) is a beautiful and colorful display: http://en.japantourist.jp/photos/candles-and-lanterns-in-peace-park

An interesting documentary called "Things Left Behind" on a photography exhibit about the clothing of those who were lost in the blast has been recently released: http://vimeo.com/32681761

Read more about Peace activities in Hiroshima:
http://www.gethiroshima.com/?s=peace&x=0&y=0

by jjwalsh

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