Japan Collections

Hiroshima’s Atomic History

Associated with the memory of the atomic bomb and a commitment to peace

Hiroshima is the site of profound memorialization of the atomic bombing on August 6, 1945, with landmarks dedicated to commemorating the victims and imparting the need for peace and the dangers of nuclear warfare.

In Hiroshima, several sites form a narrative about the atomic bombing, reflecting on survival, loss, and the aspiration for peace. Together, these sites give a comprehensive view of the bombing’s immediate and long-term effects, and the subsequent drive for peace and nuclear disarmament.

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