JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Last additions - Hiroshima city 広島市
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Part of Hiroshima Castle stone wall is black due to the atomic blast.Feb 28, 2016
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Inside the ninomaru Yagura turret. Cannot go upstairs.Feb 28, 2016
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You can go inside the reconstructed ninomaru structure.Feb 28, 2016
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Hiroshima Castle ninomaru turret was reconstructed in 1994.Feb 28, 2016
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NinomaruFeb 28, 2016
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In 1994, this gate and a yagura turret in the ninomaru were re-constructed out of wood.Feb 28, 2016
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Hiroshima CastleFeb 28, 2016
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The moat and walls are quite expansive.Feb 28, 2016
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Hiroshima Castle tower was rebuilt in 1958 after World War II. The original castle was destroyed by the atomic bomb in Aug. 1945.Feb 28, 2016
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Hiroshima Castle tower is a museum of Hiroshima's history before World War II.Feb 28, 2016
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Hiroshima is also famous for okonomiyaki.Jan 14, 2013
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Streetcar station near Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome.Jan 14, 2013
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Inside a street car in Hiroshima.Jan 14, 2013
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Hiroshima police car.Jan 14, 2013
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Front of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum (opposite side from the Cenotaph) and Statue of Mother and Child in the Storm.Jan 14, 2013
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Many buses in front of the museum.Jan 14, 2013
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President Jimmy Carter visited Hiroshima after he left office.Jan 14, 2013
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About Sadako.Jan 14, 2013
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Damaged Buddha statue.Jan 14, 2013
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Glass bottles melted together.Jan 14, 2013
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Grisly photos and tattered clothing.Jan 14, 2013
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About the tricycle.Jan 14, 2013
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TricycleJan 14, 2013
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Life-size replica of the Hiroshima bomb, nicknamed "Little Boy." It's about 3 meters long.Jan 14, 2013
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Tattered clothing from a 13-year-old girl who died in the evening on the day of the bomb.Jan 14, 2013
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Atomic Bomb Dome area.Jan 14, 2013
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Orange ball shows where the bomb fell.Jan 14, 2013
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The original exhibit showed a much more horrific faces and disfigurement with peeling skin down to their knees at least. I heard that they didn't want to make it too scary for children. Too bad.Jan 14, 2013
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Mannequins depicting bomb victims who suffered peeling/melting skin among other things. This depiction has been toned down considerably from the original exhibit that I remember before the museum was renovated in 1994.Jan 14, 2013
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Photos of the atom bomb blast.Jan 14, 2013
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Corridor to the museum's main building or West Wing.Jan 14, 2013
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Scale model of the Atomic Bomb Dome.Jan 14, 2013
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And how it looked after the bomb. The Peace Park is on the land in the center between the two rivers. The Atomic Bomb Dome is on the lower left.Jan 14, 2013
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What central Hiroshima looked like before the bomb. The building that would become the Atomic Bomb Dome is on the lower left with the light green roof.Jan 14, 2013
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The East Wing explains the history of Hiroshima city before the bomb, development and decision to drop the bomb, the lives of Hiroshima citizens during World War II.Jan 14, 2013
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Original bell and origami sculpture for the Children's Peace Monument.Jan 14, 2013
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Entrance to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum through the East Wing. It has a lot of exhibits and can take a while to go through it if you want to read everythingJan 14, 2013
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum's East Wing built in 1994. You enter the museum through this building. Admission is only 50 yen for adults (30 yen for students).Jan 14, 2013
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Main building of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum with various exhibits explaining about the bombing and its effects. You also see many personal belongings mangled, melted, or tattered by the blast. Hordes of students on class trips from all over JapanHiroshima Peace Memorial Museum Jan 14, 2013
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International Conference Center Hiroshima is also attached to the museum.Jan 14, 2013
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum's East Wing built in 1994.Jan 14, 2013
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial MuseumJan 14, 2013
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About the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.Jan 14, 2013
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At least one blessing from the bomb is the endless stream of tourists coming to Hiroshima.Jan 14, 2013
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Atomic Bomb Dome as seen from the Cenotaph.Jan 14, 2013
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The Peace Park's focal point is this Memorial Cenotaph. It stores the names of all of the people killed by the bomb. The monument frames the Peace Flame and the A-Bomb Dome in a straight line.Jan 14, 2013
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Memorial CenotaphJan 14, 2013
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Peace Flame aligned with the Cenotaph and Atomic Bomb Dome. Jan 14, 2013
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Memorial CenotaphJan 14, 2013
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Memorial CenotaphJan 14, 2013
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This is where the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony is held on Aug. 6 in the morning. The service is open to the public for free and you can sit if you get there early enough in the morning. Otherwise, you can stand in the back amid the sweltering heat.Jan 14, 2013
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About the rest house.Jan 14, 2013
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Another building that survived the atom bomb. Now a rest house and tourist information center. Hiroshima.Jan 14, 2013
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Pictures made of origami at Hiroshima Peace park.Jan 14, 2013
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There's a sign indicating where you should hang your origami cranes.Jan 14, 2013
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Very colorful and incredible designs.Jan 14, 2013
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Shacks of origami paper cranes folded by many students from all over.Jan 14, 2013
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About the Children's Peace Monument.Jan 14, 2013
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Rear of Children's Peace Monument, Hiroshima.Jan 14, 2013
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Bell in Children's Peace Monument.Jan 14, 2013
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Children's Peace MonumentJan 14, 2013
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Children's Peace Monument dedicated to the memory of the children who died as a result of the bombing.Jan 14, 2013
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Donors of benches.Jan 14, 2013
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Donated benches.Jan 14, 2013
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Hiroshima Peace Bell with atom symbol on the sweet spot.Jan 14, 2013
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About the Peace BellJan 14, 2013
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Peace Bell. Peace Bell. Anyone can ring it for free.Jan 14, 2013
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Peace Clock TowerJan 14, 2013
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View from Aioi Bridge.Jan 14, 2013
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Monuments abound in the Peace Park. In the background is Aioi Bridge, the original target of the atomic bomb.Jan 14, 2013
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Hiroshima Atom Bomb DomeJan 14, 2013
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We can get quite close to the building, but it is fenced off so we cannot enter it.Jan 14, 2013
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Notice the steel braces to reinforce the building.Jan 14, 2013
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Notice the steel braces to reinforce the building.Jan 14, 2013
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I think all Americans visiting or living in Japan should visit Hiroshima. It's not about who's to blame for what happened here in Aug. 1945. It's about a major event in human history and a reminder of man's fatal flaws.Jan 14, 2013
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The Atomic Bomb Done was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.Jan 14, 2013
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The atomic bomb fell almost directly above this building on Aug. 6, 1941 at 8:15 am.Jan 14, 2013
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Built in 1915, it was the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall.Jan 14, 2013
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Right near the streetcar stop is the Atomic Bomb Dome or A-Bomb Dome (原爆ドーム). I visited in fall 2012.Jan 14, 2013
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Street car stop nearest to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Hiroden Genbaku Dome-mae Station. Hiroshima is one of the few Japanese cities which still has street cars.Jan 14, 2013
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Hiroshima Castle in the early 1900s from a vintage postcard.Mar 13, 2006
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Hiroshima Castle towerRebuilt after World War II.Jan 24, 2006
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Showcase of gifts from Honolulu, Hawaii, Hiroshima's sister city.Jan 24, 2006
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Children's Peace Monument before they built origami crane shacks around it.Jan 24, 2006
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Peace Flame and Hiroshima Peace Memorial MuseumJan 24, 2006
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Atomic Bomb Museum and Statue of Mother and Child in the Storm.Jan 24, 2006
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One of the Japan's best-designed memorials.Jan 24, 2006
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Atomic Bomb DomeJan 24, 2006
 
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