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The Hall of Remembrance

From a pamphlet at the Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims:


The Hall of Remembrance inspires thoughts of the victims, prayers for the peaceful repose of their souls, and contemplation of peace. The interior wall is a 360 degree panorama of the A-bombed city seen from the Shima Hospital, the hypocenter. The panorama is a mosaic of 140 000 tiles, the number of victims estimated to have died by the end of 1945. The fountain in the center depicts the time of the bombing - 8.15am. The water is offered as consolation to A-bomb victims who died begging for water.

From Wikipedia:


The Hall was founded by the Japanese national government to mourn the a-bomb victims in 2002 and designed by Kenzo Tange... They are collecting a-bomb memories and stories from the survivors to mourn the victims, because the survivors are getting old now. They are also collecting names and photographs of a-bomb victims for the same purpose and from the same reason.


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Taken on April 13, 2009