Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Sun 5 Nov 2017 22:57
Nagasaki Peace Fountain
We crossed the road from our digs and within minutes we were by the sign at the entrance. Up the driveway and the A-Bomb Museum was in front of us.
Away to our right was the Memorial to the Children.
The atomic bomb instantly killed some 5,800 Citizens' School students in their homes, as well as some 1,900 secondary students who had been mobilized for factory work, and about 100 schoolteachers. Radiation after-effects killed many more in the weeks and months that followed. This memorial was erected in August 1982, by schoolteachers from across the nation, for the repose of the souls of the victims and to pledge that such a horrific tragedy may never again be allowed to occur.
I follow Bear behind the big hedge.
ALL IN ALL VERY SIMPLE, CLEAN LINES – A MEMORIAL OF BEAUTY