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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony

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Let us unite in prayer for peace, regardless of race or nationality.

On August 6th, 1945, an American bomber dropped the world's first atomic bomb over Hiroshima City. The entire city was devastated by the heat and shock waves of the blast, producing numerous civilian casualties.

On this day, the Peace Memorial Ceremony (free entry) is held in front of the Hiroshima Peace City Memorial Monument erected in the Peace Memorial Park to appease the souls of those killed by the atomic bomb and to pray for eternal peace on Earth. During this ceremony, the Peace Declaration, appealing for the abolition of nuclear weapons and for the realization of eternal world peace, is delivered by the Mayor of Hiroshima City and is transmitted worldwide.

At 8:15 a.m., which is the exact time when the atomic bomb was dropped, the Peace Bell is rung and citizens, either at the ceremony, at home, or at work offer silent prayers for one minute for the repose of the souls of the atomic bomb victims and for peace.

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[Walk]Close to Genbaku-Dome-mae stop.Genbaku-Dome-mae stop is about 15 minutes on No.2, No.3, No.6 or No.7 lines from Hiroshima Dentetsu's Hiroshima Station, which is about 3 minutes' walk from JR Hiroshima Station.

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Place: The Peace Memorial Park
Dates: August 6th
Dates and functions are subjects to change without notice. Be sure to check the latest information in advance.
City: Nakajima-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

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