Hiroshima: National Peace Memorial Hall, Hall of Rememberance

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Title

Hiroshima: National Peace Memorial Hall, Hall of Rememberance

Subject

Atomic bomb--Hiroshima; Atomic bomb victims

Description

The Hall of Rememberance is a quiet space with subdued lighting, conducive to the prayer and contemplation to which it is dedicated. It is a round space, suggestive of a chapel, perhaps. On the walls are a photographic panorama taken from a spot close to the center of the blast. The panorama is made of tiles, 140,000 of them - one for each of the persons who died from the blast and its effects by the end of December, 1945. In the center of the space is glowing truncated cone with water constantly flowing down its sides, a symbolic statement reminding us of the suffering of the victims."
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, Earlham College, and the Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims.

Format

Image/jpeg

Type

Still Image

Identifier

ecasia000849
ecasia_a_000849

Coverage

Japan
Japan - Showa 1926 - 1989
8/6/1945
Chugoku (region), Hiroshima (prefecture), Hiroshima (inhabited place)
7004499

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Physical Dimensions

1200 w x 783 h, 150ppi

Files

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Citation

“Hiroshima: National Peace Memorial Hall, Hall of Rememberance,” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed December 14, 2017, http://www.ideasproject.org/items/show/4215.