Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park contains many memorials to the people affected by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima including the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Memorial Read more [...]
Cenotaph for A-bomb Victims is near the center of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and saddle-shaped monument formed out of concrete that covers a cenotaph holding the names of all of the people killed by the bomb. The Cenotaph for A-bomb Victims follows a traditional Shinto style, with the arch providing protection for the souls of the victims. The cenotaph carries the epitaph, "Rest in Peace, for the error shall not be repeated." When you stand at the correct position, you can look through the arch of the monument to see the Peace Flame and the A-Bomb Dome. The Cenotaph for A-bomb Victims was one of the first memorial monuments built on open field (now Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park) on August 6, 1952.