Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is dedicated to the first city in the world to experience a nuclear attack.
As with all memorials, it serves as a reminder. Although all those lives are gone, they are not forgotten. The war is also gone, but will not be forgotten.
Towards the centre of the park is a monument that holds the names of all the people killed by the bomb.
The monument is aligned in such a way that when we look through the arch, we see the Peace Flame and theHiroshima Peace Memorial (i.e. Genbaku Dome or A-Bomb Dome).
The dome marks where the first atomic bomb exploded on the morning of August 6, 1945. It is the skeleton of the actual building that was there that day. What we see is what remained and has been preserved.
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A ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn. On first entry into the room – there is no bed. While guests are out of an evening, the house keeping will sneak in and prepare the futon on the tatami mat flooring.
This was our room in a ryokan in Hakone, Japan. Surprisingly, it was a very comfortable sleep we had!
Have you stayed in a ryokan? What was your opinion of it?
A threshold is a point of entering: that point just before a new beginning.
Krista Stevens at The Daily Post set the challenge this week: THRESHOLD.
We’ve chosen the Great Torii for this week’s theme – found at Miyajima Island, Japan.
This iconic Japanese gateway marks the boundary between the spirit and human world.