The Peace Pagoda, or busshari-tō as it it called in Japanese, was built at the instigation of a Bhuddhist monk named Nichidatsu Fujii. Fuji was the founder of the Nipponzan Myōhōji sect of Nichiren Bhuddhism and was inspired to devote his life to promoting non-violence after a meeting with Mahatma Gandhi. His Peace Pagodas in Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the first of some 80 “shrines to world peace” that can now be found around the world.
Okonomimura is a Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki theme park located in Shintenchi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, near the east end of the Hondori shopping street. It has 24 okonomiyaki restaurants, each with a slightly different style and one different selection of ingredients. Okonomiyaki began in the pre-war period as a dish called "Issen Yoshoku" ("" Western food for a dime ""), which was very popular with common people. It consisted of a flour paste cooked with onions, dried shrimp, and spices. After the war, other ingredients such as cabbage, eggs, seafood, buckwheat and wheat noodles were used to improve the diet in these tough times. This is how today's Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki came about. [Photo: Victor Lee / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0]
Hiroshima Tōshō-gū (広島東照宮) is a Shinto shrine in Hiroshima which was established in 1648. As with all Tosho-gu shrines in Japan, it enshrines the first Shōgun of the Tokugawa Shogunate, Tokugawa Ieyasu.
Shukkei-en is a historic Japanese garden in the city of Hiroshima, Japan. The Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum is located adjacent to the garden. [Wikipedia]
MAZDA Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima, also known as Hiroshima Municipal Stadium, is a ballpark in Minami-ku. It is primarily used for baseball and is home to the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of the Japanese Professional Baseball League. The naming rights of the The stadiums are owned by the automobile manufacturer Mazda, which, in addition to the Matsuda family, is also a major shareholder in Hiroshima Toyo Carp. The stadium has a capacity of 32,000 and was opened on April 10, 2009. The stadium was designed so that it is easily accessible for the disabled, the elderly or those accompanying children. There are also shops selling merchandise and food stalls selling meals and snacks and drinks are served.