Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students

Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, Hiroshima

Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students

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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,422 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
Lovely monument dedicated to the students who were mobilised during the second world war to fight for Japan and more to the point, those who lost their lives so young in doing so.
It is close to the Atomic Bomb Dome and is one of many lovely memorials dotted around the Peace Park area that afford you the chance to pay your respects.
Written June 29, 2019
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Piotrul
Krakow, Poland1,063 contributions
May 2016 • Friends
Another memorial to the victims of the war. What are the losses to Japanese killed by comparison with the Japan imperial army in Asia. Unfortunately, Japanese people do not remember their victims.
Written May 29, 2016
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seagullrob
Scarborough, Australia5,938 contributions
Feb 2016 • Couples
During World War ll, some 3 million students over the age of 12 were used as a labour force in Japan. As a consequence, there were some 7,000 young people working in Hiroshima who were killed when the Atomic bomb was dropped.
This is a memorial to them. It is next to the Atomic Bomb Dome, across the river from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. There are many chains of paper cranes hanging from it.
Yet another moving memorial to those who lost their lives in that event.
Written April 5, 2016
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Chris L
Mountain View, CA173 contributions
Oct 2019
Maybe I was getting burned out on blocky grey memorials. Maybe it's because it was late and this area was full of mosquitoes. But I found this memorial ugly and it did not move me. The prior day I'd met a survivor of the bombing, and she told the tale of her 12-year-old brother who survived because he was sent to pull potatoes, while the rest of his class was killed in the bombing. With children of my own, of similar ages, I was moved near to tears. This monument lacked that sense of humanity. The only way this monument tells a story is by pressing a button and getting a dry description of why they built the monument. This monument is outclassed.
Written October 19, 2019
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Coellum
Manila, Philippines1,253 contributions
Mar 2018 • Family
Mobilized Students were about high school age and were called upon to work in munitions factories and other war time work. The day the bomb fell, 7,000 of them died while demolishing houses to create fire lanes.
The memorial is a tall white tower. This particular monument touched me so much. Being a parent myself, I can imagine the grief of parents who lost their children that day. I have read that the children who did survive that awful day felt guilty about being alive.
Written May 24, 2018
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Claudetteth
Cornwall, Canada2,316 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
This was built in May of 1967 with the aim of consoling the souls of over 10,000 students who died in the bombings during the Pacific War.

It is 12 meters tall, five stories and is decorated with the Goddess of Peace as well as 8 doves places around the tower.
Written September 30, 2017
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Jet Age Explora A
Ballarat, Australia126 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
Only a few minutes walk away from the Atomic Bomb Dome, this memorial is to remember the many thousands of children who were forced out of schools to work in factories, etc. Basically, innocence lost in favour of feeding the war monster.

In Hiroshima alone 9,000 children became 'mobilised'; nearly 7000 of them perished in the atomic bombing.

There is a plaque in front of the tower with two buttons, one narrates the information in Japanese, the other in English.

Very sobering when you realise that your own childhood was nothing as bad as what these poor souls went through, and they never got a chance to become adults like you have.
Written October 6, 2016
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Sue B
Wirral, UK478 contributions
Apr 2016 • Solo
I had not realised that children over the age of 12 were working during the War, in clearing demolished buildings and clerical work. This monument commemorates those killed and particularly the thousands killed by the A-bomb. it has many paper cranes and I found it very moving.
Written April 14, 2016
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ihaveshoos
Falfield, UK428 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
This was one of the parts of the Peace Park that I found most affecting. It is a simple monument that was erected by the families and friends of the students who died while serving their country, some of them as young as 12 (they were drafted to help in offices and building demolition). The monument is simple, but there is a commentary in Japanese and English that tells you why it was built and what it means. We were two of only a few people looking at the monument when we pressed the button for sound, but as the story unfolded others gathered with us to quietly listen.

The park is full of different monuments and you will probably be moved by different ones to me, but this was one that really affected me.
Written February 20, 2016
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Merrowmum
Guildford, UK847 contributions
Oct 2019
This memorial is to all the schoolchildren who had been mobilised to help create fire breaks in the event of expected fire bombing, but who instead all died in the atomic blask. Moving and poignant, this simple structure is one of so many in the area, but somehow particularly effecting.
Written December 19, 2019
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