Fukuromachi Elementary School Peace Museum, Hiroshima

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The Fukuromachi Elementary School Peace Museum (袋町小学校平和資料館 Fukuromachi Shogakkou Heiwa Shiryokan) is a peace museum in Fukuromachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Japan. The school was one of the closest schools to ground zero when the atomic bomb fell on August 6, 1945. They lost about 160 students and teachers and the building was heavily damaged. After a few days, the school became a first aid station, and its black burned wall became a message board to find missing people. The Peace Museum is the section of the school building with the basement of the former Municipal Fukuromachi Elementary School in Hiroshima. The school is keeping it as a relic of the atomic explosion, to foster peace, and to send their information to the world.
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  • This was on my shortlist of 'must see' places in Hiroshima and I visited it before the former Bank of Tokyo and the Peace Memorial Museum. The individual accounts of pupils, staff and residents are...  more »
  • Old writings on the wall, some calling for help, some marking their names and messages to their families. Remember these were kids back then and they were already writing touching messages to their...  more »
  • Very simple, small museum. It is only impressive if you have heard the history of the place from John Hershey's book Hiroshima. Otherwise it will feel lacking. An important stop for history lovers.
  • This is both sad, poignant and uplifting at the same time providing another opportunity to see the unimaginable terror and awfulness of what happened but also how people made huge efforts to help survivors afterwards. The guide was excellent but it is easy to walk around on your own to learn the story. Sadly this is not visited by many people.

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