Hiroshima: Peace Memorial Park -- Hiroshima Monument for the A-bomb Victims

Dublin Core

Title

Hiroshima: Peace Memorial Park -- Hiroshima Monument for the A-bomb Victims

Subject

Government-Monuments
Hiroshima--Atomic bomb; Atomic bomb victims

Description

This monument was completed on August 5, 1982. It is in the Peace Memorial Park, near the bank of the Motoyasu River. It is located perhaps a quarter of a mile downstream from the A-bomb Dome, the hypocenter of the atomic blast. Buried in the immediate vicinity were ceramic roof tiles that had been partially melted by the heat of the explosion. In 1981, high school students began work on a project to beautify the Motoyasu River and uncovered many of these fragments of fused tile. The students issued a call for the building of a monument at this spot, to further the call for world peace. Inlaid in the surface of the monument are pieces of the fused ceramic tile found in the area by the students.
Collection Librarian: Amy Bryant. Please send comments or content corrections to Michael Thiedeman, Professor of Art, Earlham College, Richmond, IN 47374 USA. email address: thiedmi@earlham.edu

Contributor

Thiedeman, Michael
Earlham College

Rights

Material may be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only, in accordance with Fair Use policies. Acknowledgement to be given to the IDEAS Project, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and Earlham College. Photographer retains copyright.

Relation

ecasia000797

Format

Image/jpeg

Language

Japanese

Type

still image

Identifier

ecasia000796
ecasia-a_000796

Coverage

Japan
Japan - Showa 1926 - 1989
1945-08-06; 1982-08
Chugoku (region), Hiroshima (prefecture), Hiroshima (inhabited place)
7004499

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Physical Dimensions

1200 w x 859 h, 150ppi

Files

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Citation

“Hiroshima: Peace Memorial Park -- Hiroshima Monument for the A-bomb Victims,” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed December 14, 2017, http://www.ideasproject.org/items/show/3620.