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This is the biggest of many statues in the Peace Park. It has a powerful meaning.
It depicts a man with his right arm pointing to the sky to indicate the continued threat of nuclear destruction. The man’s eyes are closed in prayer for those...More
Situated at the Peace Parks north end represents a mixture of eastern and western Art, Ideology and Religion. The Statue is a striking 10 metre high monument dedicated to the victims of the Atomic Bomb explosion on the 9th of August 1945. It is an...More
Strong imagery. My interpretation of the statue is a little different from the artist in that I think it might be great to locate this in the hypocenter indicating the position of the dropped bomb (hand pointing upwards) and the flattening of the land (hand...More
This statue was paid for by the Japanese people who wanted to remember the dead and look to the future. The arms signify pointing to where the bomb came from (up) and outstretched arm for eternal peace, his eyes closed to remember the dead, one...More