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“A simple, beautiful reminder of the ongoing effects of the bomb”
Review of The Cenotaph

The Cenotaph
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island Tour from Hiroshima
Ranked #6 of 206 things to do in Hiroshima
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

As others note, the fact that whenever you visit, people are laying flowers and saying prayers for those killed by the bomb makes this an ever-evolving memorial site... altered as it is every 6 August when new names are added to the list of those lives taken by the bomb. It's a simple yet impressive structure, too - and the way it frames and works along with other areas in the park is both visually stunning and thought-provoking, too. Not only is the flame for peace visible through it, along with the dome, but of course the children's memorial is nearby, and looking at it from the other side, you see the museum beyond it. It makes a strong central point in a park that is a both beautiful and moving reminder of what happened to Hiroshima and its people.

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Reviewed December 27, 2012

We then saw the cenotaph. We were looking for an ‘Aussie style’ one, but it was actually a curved dome-like one, which houses the names of those who were victims of the A-bomb. Every year, hibakusha (A-bomb survivors) who have died are added on 6 August, the anniversary of Hiroshima’s bombing. The whole area was architecturally designed so the cenotaph, the flame of peace (which will only be extinguished when there are no more atomic bombs in the world) and the A-Bomb Dome all line up. The inscription says, “Let all the souls here rest in peace; for we shall not repeat the evil”.

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Reviewed November 2, 2012

As you go around the peace park a few minutes contemplation at this site is good. It is clearly held in high esteem by the locals who take time in passing to offer a prayer and often flowers.

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Reviewed October 1, 2012

Well worth stopping off here for a few minutes between the Dome & Museum. Nicely done memorial, with locals constantly placing flowers, and paying their respects.

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Reviewed September 23, 2012

The thought and detail which has gone into this monument is very impressive. The way the buildings and structures line up together when looking through this from either end of the park, is very symbolic and beautiful.
It's quite a solemn area, with many visitors there to lay flowers and pray for those people who died. A place for quiet reflection.

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