Dec 18, 2016

A-bomb Dome Illuminations

Hello, this is TOMOMI from Hiroshima HANA!

In 2016, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Hiroshima’s iconic Atomic Bomb Dome as an UNESCO World Heritage site.

Trees around the A-bomb Dome are now decorated with strings of blue LEDs and orizuru peace crane decorations. The blue color is said to symbolize peace.
The Hiroshima City Government hopes that the blue Illuminations spread a message of peace to the world.

Still, some people claimed that it's not the right place to have Illuminations.
But the Hiroshima City Government explained that they want more people to visit the Atomic Bomb Dome and the Peace Park and think how important "peace" is.

Personally, I think that is not a bad idea, because now it's more easy to recommend our guests to visit the Atomic Bomb Dorm, even in the evening. It should not be too dark with the blue lights. So the event gives more opportunities for visitors!

What do you think?

A-bomb Dome Illuminations
2016 Dec 7th ~ 2017 Feb 5th

5:30pm to 10:30pm

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