JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Most viewed - Hiroshima city 広島市
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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.1791 views
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Hiroshima Castle tower645 viewsRebuilt after World War II.
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Atomic Bomb Dome337 views
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Atomic Bomb Museum and Statue of Mother and Child in the Storm.265 views
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Children's Peace Monument before they built origami crane shacks around it.208 views
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Showcase of gifts from Honolulu, Hawaii, Hiroshima's sister city.197 views
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Hiroshima Castle in the early 1900s from a vintage postcard.183 views
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One of the Japan's best-designed memorials.177 views
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Peace Flame and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum177 views
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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.126 views
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Rear of Children's Peace Monument, Hiroshima.119 views
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Children's Peace Monument, Hiroshima118 views
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Hiroshima116 views
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Hiroshima is also famous for okonomiyaki.115 views
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Another building that survived the atom bomb. Now a rest house and tourist information center. Hiroshima.114 views
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Pictures made of origami at Hiroshima Peace park.113 views
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Hiroshima Atom Bomb Dome110 views
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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 1994.110 views
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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.96 views
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Life-size replica of the Hiroshima bomb, nicknamed "Little Boy." It's about 3 meters long.89 views
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Atomic Bomb Dome area.86 views
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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 2012.83 views
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Notice the steel braces to reinforce the building.83 views
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Tattered clothing from a 13-year-old girl who died in the evening on the day of the bomb.83 views
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Glass bottles melted together.83 views
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The Atomic Bomb Done was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.82 views
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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.81 views
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Damaged Buddha statue.81 views
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Part of Hiroshima Castle stone wall is black due to the atomic blast.81 views
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Photos of the atom bomb blast.80 views
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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.79 views
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Inside a street car in Hiroshima.79 views
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Orange ball shows where the bomb fell.78 views
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Tricycle78 views
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Grisly photos and tattered clothing.77 views
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Built in 1915, it was the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall.76 views
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There's a sign indicating where you should hang your origami cranes.76 views
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Corridor to the museum's main building or West Wing.76 views
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About Sadako.76 views
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President Jimmy Carter visited Hiroshima after he left office.76 views
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Hiroshima Castle tower is a museum of Hiroshima's history before World War II.76 views
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Hiroshima Castle ninomaru turret was reconstructed in 1994.76 views
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The atomic bomb fell almost directly above this building on Aug. 6, 1941 at 8:15 am.75 views
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We can get quite close to the building, but it is fenced off so we cannot enter it.75 views
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Children's Peace Monument75 views
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Notice the steel braces to reinforce the building.74 views
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Children's Peace Monument dedicated to the memory of the children who died as a result of the bombing.74 views
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Bell in Children's Peace Monument.74 views
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Streetcar station near Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome.74 views
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Peace Clock Tower73 views
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Peace Bell. Peace Bell. Anyone can ring it for free.73 views
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About the Peace Bell73 views
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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.73 views
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Many buses in front of the museum.73 views
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Hiroshima Peace Bell with atom symbol on the sweet spot.72 views
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Hiroshima police car.72 views
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Monuments abound in the Peace Park. In the background is Aioi Bridge, the original target of the atomic bomb.71 views
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Hiroshima Peace Bell71 views
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About the tricycle.70 views
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International Conference Center Hiroshima is also attached to the museum.69 views
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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.69 views
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Scale model of the Atomic Bomb Dome.69 views
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Donated benches.68 views
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Donors of benches.68 views
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Memorial Cenotaph68 views
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View from Aioi Bridge.67 views
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Peace Clock Tower66 views
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About the Children's Peace Monument.66 views
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Very colorful and incredible designs.66 views
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Memorial Cenotaph66 views
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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.66 views
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Original bell and origami sculpture for the Children's Peace Monument.66 views
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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.65 views
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Memorial Cenotaph65 views
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Peace Flame aligned with the Cenotaph and Atomic Bomb Dome. 65 views
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Memorial Cenotaph65 views
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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).65 views
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Shacks of origami paper cranes folded by many students from all over.64 views
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About the rest house.64 views
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At least one blessing from the bomb is the endless stream of tourists coming to Hiroshima.64 views
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum64 views
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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 Japan64 viewsHiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
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Atomic Bomb Dome as seen from the Cenotaph.63 views
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About the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.63 views
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum's East Wing built in 1994.63 views
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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 everything63 views
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Hiroshima Castle48 views
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Inside the ninomaru Yagura turret. Cannot go upstairs.47 views
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You can go inside the reconstructed ninomaru structure.46 views
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The moat and walls are quite expansive.45 views
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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. 1945.44 views
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In 1994, this gate and a yagura turret in the ninomaru were re-constructed out of wood.44 views
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