Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum


When you’re growing up, you hear stories about why the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. You hear that the Japanese are a proud people and that it was the only way to end the war. The museum provided some interesting views on this and talked about how to justify the investment in the Manhattan project, the bombs needed to be dropped and additionally, no prior warning was given that the bombs would be dropped.

It’s hard to say why and whether the bombs were needed to be dropped to end the war but the museum offered an insight into the impact that they had on civilians and how the fallout affected people long after the bombs were dropped. I had to Google if the radiation was still detectable (luckily its not) but it was very somber to see the impact the fallout had on the city.

For visiting Japan, Hiroshima and this museum was a must and was a very moving experience.

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