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My personal take on it. Get here, just feel the atmosphere, wander around, go see the shrine near by and the trees that were 'left for dead' after the blast, just to 'wake up again' some time later. Then sit on one of the benches there and feed the numerous cats(or not). I…
The One Legged Torii is well known as one of the unanticipated consequences of the atomic bomb blast on August 9, 1945. The epicenter of the bomb's destructive force was located approximately 800 meters from the Shrine and as a result, one support column was knocked down but…
I went to Sanno jinja after my visit to peace Park. At the peace park, I met a group of teachers who were guiding the Japanese students to go through a history trail which required them to visit Sanno jinja and one legged torii as one of the trail station. When I was there, I…
I fail to see the need to make this a major tourist site! It survived the bomb, but that is all the good you can say about it. You will see far too many gates in Japan that are far superior to this one in every way--structurally, artistically, emotionally, historically, and…
It’s a lasting reminder of the atomic bomb. I’m not sure of its exact distance from the hypocenter. Interesting to see but there isn’t anything else there.