Hiroshima: National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims

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Title

Hiroshima: National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims

Subject

Atomic bomb--Hiroshima; Atomic bomb victims

Description

The Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Aomic Bomb Victims was erected by the national government in rememberance and mourning of the victims of the atomic bomb explosions at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The hall is built below ground level, with this element above ground. A pool of water, symbolizing the terrible thirst experienced by the victims of the blast, surrounds a circular glass shaft that is a sky light for the interior of the Hall. On the top of the light shaft is a sylized face of a clock, showing forever the time of the explosion in Hiroshima, 8:15 a.m. Around the pool are bits of tile and brick fused by the heat of the explosion, pieces found in the immediate vicinity of the Hall during its construction.
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 Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, to the IDEAS project, and to Earlham College. Photographer retains copyright.

Format

Image/jpeg

Type

Still Image

Identifier

ecasia000842
ecasia_a_000842

Coverage

Japan
Japan - Showa 1926 - 1989
1945-08-06; 2005-11-19
Chugoku (region), Hiroshima (prefecture), Hiroshima (inhabited place)
7004499

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Physical Dimensions

1200 w x 785 h, 150 ppi

Files

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Citation

“Hiroshima: National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims,” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed December 15, 2017, http://www.ideasproject.org/items/show/4207.