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Nagasaki Monument

Nagasaki's Peace Park was built on the grounds of an old prison that was destroyed in the atomic blast. In the middle is a large statue of a godlike man sitting with one arm stretched to the sky and one to the land. A short distance down the hill, Hypocenter Koen marks the bomb's hypocenter. A solitary pillar was erected to mark the exact epicenter. Curiously little distance separates the pillar from anything else. In contrast to the looming Hiroshima Bomb Dome, when you come upon this spot you might not immediately recognize its significance.


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9 Matsuyamamachi
Nagasaki, Nagasaki-ken  Japan

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