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Hiroshima Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students

Japan Winter 2024

Hiroshima | Japan

01 Mar 2024 | Fri

Day 11 of 17

  • Shinkansen Bullet Train – Osaka to Hiroshima
  • Walk from Hiroshima Station to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
  • Hiroshima Hiroshima Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students
  • Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome
  • Hiroshima Flame of Peace
  • Hiroshima Victim’s Memorial Cenotaph
  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
  • Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall
  • Hiroshima Children’s Peace Monument

Hiroshima Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students

Hiroshima Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students

The Association for the Mobilized Student Victims of Hiroshima Prefecture built this tower in May 1967 in order to console the souls of over 10,000 students, including those who were Atomic Bomb victims, who died in bombings during the Pacific War. In Hiroshima, there were 8,387 students who were mobilized; 6,907 of which were killed in the Atomic Bombing. The memorial is twelve meters tall, five stories, and is decorated with the Goddess of Peace as well as eight doves which are placed around the tower. To the sides of the tower are plaques which depict the work that the students did, such as factory work, female students sewing, or showing students working to increase food production. There is a plaque in front of the tower which has two buttons that narrate the background information in either Japanese or English

– Hiroshima Memorial Tower > Wikipedia

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