|"Mourning the lives lost in the atomic bombing we pledge to convey the truth of this tragedy throughout Japan and the world, pass it on to the future, learn the lessons of history, and build a peaceful world free from nuclear weapons."|
|A model of the city and where the bomb exploded. 600 meters above ground.|
Behind Sasaki's statue are little storage containers FILLED with cranes. Most of them are strung together into long chains. But, some of them have been folded and then placed into patterns of peace.
|The spirit of Hiroshima: |
"Enduring grief, transcending hatred, pursuing harmony and prosperity for all,
and yearning for genuine, lasting world peace."
We finished our afternoon by eating lunch at Coco's and then took a quick tour of Hiroshima Castle. Then, rounding out the evening, we walked Kintai Bridge. More on those later...