Tuesday, December 12, 2017

FROM HIROSHIMA for World Peace

FROM HIROSHIMA for World Peace
By Rendy S. Surya, executive summary by darmansjah

Hiroshima is one of the city proper to 'mirror' the meanings of the values ​​of universal peace. That was my impression when stamped step Genbaku Dome (Atomic Bomb Dome) in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park complex. Rubble exhibit Prefektual Hiroshima Industrial Promotion Hall roofed ellipse is at ground zero, the location of the fall of the atomic bombs that forced Japan's surrender in World War II.

For me, one of the most thrilling monument in the complex is a Children's Peace Monument
A nine meter high building culminates girls were lifting the statue-shaped origami paper birds. This is the personification of Sadako Sasaki who suffer from leukemia due to exposure to atomic bomb radiation when she was two years old.

When visiting this place, I was offered a piece of paper to make origami and placed near the monument. Once, a friend of Sadako who visit during hospitalization encourage him: he who makes a thousand paper birds then the petition will be granted the gods. He also survive to the age of 12 years and eagerly continue folding origami paper until his last days arrive.

I also took time to stop by the island of Miyajima. Unesco world heritage status has pinned against this place with Genbaku Dome, Itsukushima Shinto Shrine worship. If you want to place, I suggest coming in the fall, because the maple trees turn colors featuring charming.