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Western Honshu Sights

Memorial Cenotaph (Gembaku Shibotsusha Irei-hi)

  • Heiwa Kinen Koen Map It
  • Hiroshima
  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Updated 09/20/2013

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Designed by Japanese architect Kenzo Tange, the cenotaph resembles the primitive A-frame houses of Japan's earliest inhabitants. Buried inside is a chest containing the names of those who died in the destruction and aftermath of the atomic bomb. On the exterior is the inscription: "Rest in peace, for the error shall not be repeated." Looking through the Cenotaph at the Flame of Peace at night, after the sun has set and crowds have gone home, is an eerily beautiful experience.

The cenotaph stands before the north side of the Heiwa Kinen Shiryokan.

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Heiwa Kinen Koen, Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken, 730-0811, Japan

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Updated 09/20/2013

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