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Peace Park and Memorial Museum, Hiroshima: 129 reviews and 266 photos

While the sheer number of Japanese bomb victims staggered me, I was even more surprised to learn of the number of Korean victims in Hiroshima. Thousands of Koreans were living in Japan at the time and a significant population resided in Hiroshima. Living as an lower class minority in Hiroshima, nobody can give a definitive number as to the amount of Koreans who were living in Hiroshima at the time, or indeed how many Koreans died as a result of the Atomic Bomb, but the number is estimated to be between 45 and 50 thousand souls.
In memory of the huge number of Koreans killed, a monument was erected in the park to honour the victims. The stone monument is inscribed with two messages reading ?The Monument in Memory of the Korean Victims of the A-Bomb. In memory of the souls of His Highness Prince Yi Wu and over 20000 other souls" and "Souls of the dead ride to heaven on the backs of turtles." The monument is understandably a popular site for the many Korean visitors to Japan. There is a separate commemoration ceremony for Korean victims every year held close to the monument.

Address: 1-2 Nakajimama-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City 730-08
Phone: 81-82-242-7798
Website: http://www.pcf.city.hiroshima.jp/top_e.html

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  • Written Sep 14, 2010
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