Hiroshima's Atomic Bomb Dome (Photo: Larry Knipfing)

Hiroshima's Atomic Bomb Dome

Peace Memorial "Genbaku Dome" on a rainy day in autumn

Larry Knipfing   - 1 min read


A programme of preservation works continues from Sept 2020 until Mar 2021, though it is not expected to result in major scaffolding or disrupted views / <a href="https://www.city.hiroshima.lg.jp/houdou/houdou/183804.html">Source</a>

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Along with the Peace Memorial Museum itself, Hiroshima's Atomic Bomb Dome has become a symbol of peace, visited by pilgrims from around the world. Hiroshima has once again become a beautiful city, and the dome is a testament to the resiliency of the city's people: Standing alone, yet surrounded by modern skyscrapers, it is a marvel to see and somehow lifts the spirit.

I was there on a rainy day in late November, along with hundreds of young students on a school trip. The rain made everything seem fresh and alive. The horrors were still evident, but even more so was the hope.

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Larry Knipfing

Larry Knipfing @larry.knipfing

Born on Long Island, New York in 1958, I have spent the last 30 years of my life living in Japan, and enjoying every minute of it! I especially love photography, and Japan is definitely one of the most beautiful places in the world to photograph! My other love is fiction writing and I have pub...