Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum Virtual Tour

In this virtual tour, students can explore the exhibits at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. This museum features exhibits that highlight both the pain caused by the U.S. decision to drop an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan during World War 2 as well as making personal and relatable the lives and culture of Hiroshima pre- and post- atomic bombing. This tour can be used for teaching about sustainability in terms of international relations and understanding shared humanity, as with teaching environmental and human impacts of war.

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum was opened in 1955 with the aim of communicating the reality of the damage caused by the atomic bomb to people all over the world and contributing to the abolition of nuclear weapons and the realization of permanent world peace, which is the heart of Hiroshima. At 8:15 am on August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was the first in the world to be damaged by an atomic bomb. Most of the town was destroyed and many people lost their lives. Even those who barely survived suffered great physical and psychological damage, and many A-bomb survivors are still suffering. The Peace Memorial Museum collects and displays photographs and materials showing the remains of the A-bomb survivors and the devastation of the A-bomb, as well as the history of Hiroshima before and after the A-bomb and the situation during the nuclear age. In addition to holding lectures on A-bomb experience by A-bomb survivors, we also lend out materials for peace learning (Source).

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