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Entrance to the Peace Park
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Peace Fountain with the Peace Statue in the distanceA fountain of water was made for the victims who were desperate for water.
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Path to Peace Statue
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Peace StatueEvery Aug. 9, the anniversary of the atomic bombing, a memorial service is held here.
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Peace StatueSculptor was Seibo Kitamura.
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The Peace Statue was built in Aug. 1955, the 10th anniversary of the bombing. The Peace Statue was modeled after popular wrestler Rikidozan.
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The folded right leg symbolizes quiet meditation.1 comments
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The right hand points to the threat of nuclear weapons.The bronze statue is 10 meters tall.
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The closed eyes express a prayer for all war victims.
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The outstretched left hand symbolizes tranquility and world peace.
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The left leg is poised for action to assist humanity.
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Rear view
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Peace Statue description
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Monument next to Peace Statue
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Peace memorial from ChinaThe park also has peace monuments from various countries.
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Nagasaki atomic bomb peace park hypocenter
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Peace memorial from Germany
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Peace memorial from Czechoslovakia
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Hypocenter of atomic bomb, adjacent to Peace parkAlmost right next to the Peace park is the hypocenter marker above which the bomb exploded. Often hoards of students on class trips can be see squatting here listening to a talk about this place.
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Hypocenter of atomic bombA series of concentric circles emanate from the marker.1 comments
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Hypocenter markerOn August 9, 1945 an atomic bomb exploded in the sky about 500 meters above the point where this monument now stands. The area within a 2.5 kilometer radius of the hypocenter was completely devastated.
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Hypocenter description
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Remains of Urakami Cathedral wallNext to the hypocenter is this partial cathedral wall.
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Hypocenter
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Memorial at hypocenterErected in July 1995 for the 50th anniversary.
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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum. Next to the hypocenter is the atomic bomb museum and registry shelf which stores the names of the atomic bomb victims.
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Registry Shelf storing the names of atomic bomb victims
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The Registry Shelf points to the hypocenter.
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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum entrance
   
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