The Peace Statue at the Nagasaki Peace Park [Image courtesy of the Nagasaki Tourism Federation]
  • The Peace Statue at the Nagasaki Peace Park [Image courtesy of the Nagasaki Tourism Federation]
  • View of the Peace Statue and hydrangeas at the Nagasaki Peace Park [Image courtesy of the Nagasaki Tourism Federation]
  • View of the Peace Statue and Peace Fountain [Image courtesy of the Nagasaki Tourism Federation]
  • The Peace Statue at the Nagasaki Peace Park [Image courtesy of the Nagasaki Tourism Federation]
  • The tower of paper cranes at the Nagasaki Peace Park [Image courtesy of the Nagasaki Tourism Federation]

 

On the north side of the Atomic Bomb Hypocenter, on a slightly elevated hill stands the Peace Park, which holds the vow to never again repeat the tragic war and the wish for world peace.

 

The Peace Statue

With its stretched-out left hand standing for "peace," and its lightly-closed eyelids symbolizing prayer for the happiness of the atomic bomb victims in the afterlife, it was with these thoughts that the statue was created.

 

The Peace Fountain

The shape of the fountain symbolizes the wings of a dove and crane while carved on a black stone in front of the fountain are the words uttered by a little girl who had been aimlessly seeking for water after the bomb fell: "I was thirsty beyond endurance. There was something oily on the surface of the water, but I wanted water so badly that I drank it just as it was."

 

[Some photos courtesy of "Nagasaki Tabi Net," the Nagasaki tourism portal]

 

 

From JR Nagasaki Station, ride the tram going to Akasako
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Get off at Matsuyama-machi and walk for about 3 minutes from there
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