All Monuments

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    Information and Rest House

    Information and Rest House was originally the Taishoya Kimono Shop, but had been taken over by the Hiroshima Fuel Rationing Union in 1944. Even though the Information and Rest House building was so close to the hypocenter of the explosion, the solid design of the building and the few openings Read more [...]

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    Flame of Peace

    The Flame of Peace represents two wrists pushed together with open palms facing up, which reflects the victims who were unable to satisfy their thirst for water. The Flame of Peace , designed by Tokyo University Professor Kenzo Tange, represents the desire for the abolition of nuclear weapons and enduring Read more [...]

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    Childrens Peace Monument

    Childrens Peace Monument was built to commemorate Sadako Sasaki and the thousands of other child victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Sadako Sasaki is famous for attempting to fold one thousand origami cranes, while in hospital dying from leukaemia caused by exposure to radiation from the atomic bomb. In Read more [...]

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    Tamaudun is a substainial stone mausoleum where Ryukyuan royalty are entombed and a World Heritage Site. Tamaudun is in Shuri, Okinawa, only a short distance from Shuri Castle. Tamaudun was built in 1501 by King Sho Shin, the third king of the second Sho dynasty, for his father King Sho Read more [...]

  • Cape Kyan

    Cape Kyan today is a picturesque site within the Okinawa Battlefield Quasi National Park, however in 1945 at the last stages of the Battle of Okinawa it was the site where many civilians and soldiers jumped to their deaths.