Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Museum

Iconic record of the horrors of war

 By Larry Knipfing   May 17, 2015

Many people who visit Japan make a pilgrimage of sorts to this museum in Hiroshima. I visited the museum 30 years ago, and then once again very recently.

The museum itself has become a bit more sophisticated over the years, doing a superb job (if I can even say that) of showing how horrible it was for the people of Hiroshima to experience the first-ever atomic bombing. War is, of course, hell for all that experience it. And this is how I approached the viewing of this museum. It is not a pleasant experience, but is not intended to be. 

Photography by Larry Knipfing
Japan Travel Partner

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Justin Velgus 2 years ago
Just curious, are the effects of the radiation from the bomb highlighted as well, or more of the sheer destruction of the explosion and its aftermath?
Sherilyn Siy 2 years ago
I should not leave Japan without visiting this. I've heard how it has been extremely moving experience for many. Thanks for the reminder.