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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony

2000 Peace Memorial Ceremony

     Every year the City of Hiroshima holds the Peace Memorial Ceremony to console the souls of those who were lost due to the atomic bombing as well as pray for the realization of everlasting world peace. This ceremony, which is attended by many citizens, including those who lost family members in the bombing, is held in front of the Cenotaph for the A-bomb Victims (Monument for Hiroshima, City of Peace). The Peace Declaration, which is delivered by the Mayor of Hiroshima during the ceremony, is sent to every country in the world thus conveying Hiroshima's wish for the abolition of nuclear weapons and the realization of eternal world peace. At exactly 8:15 a.m., the time the atomic bomb was dropped, the Peace Bell is rung, sirens sound all over the city and for one minute people at the ceremony grounds, in households and in workplaces pay silent tribute to the victims of the atomic bombing and pray for the realization of everlasting world peace.




位置図
 Date and Time  Go to ceremony program
8:00-8:50 a.m. August 6 ,2009

 Location  Go to map of environs of ceremony grounds
Peace Memorial Park
 (Nakajima-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City)

 Attendance
The ceremony is open to the public.

 Parking Lots
 Parking is not available. Please use public transportation.

 Public Transportation Access
Street car:
 From Hiroshima Station, take streetcar number 2 bound for Koi or streetcar number 6 bound for Eba and get off at the stop in front of the A-bomb Dome (Genbaku-Dome-mae).
Bus:
 From Hiroshima Station, take bus number 3 bound for Hiroshima-nishi Airport or bus number 21 bound for Ujina and Hiroshima Port and get off at the Fukuro-machi stop.
 It is a 5-minute walk from there to the Peace Memorial Park.


 Traffic Regulations
 Please use caution as traffic will be regulated on August 6 in the area around the  Peace Memorial Park.

 Inquiries
For more information:
Citizens Activities Promotion Division
Citizens Affairs Bureau
Hiroshima City Hall TEL(082)504-2103

E-mail:katsudo@city.hiroshima.jp



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Citizens Activities Promotion Division
Citizens Affairs Bureau
1-6-34 Kokutaiji-machi,Naka-ku,
Hiroshima 730-8586 JAPAN
TEL:81-82-504-2103
FAX:81-82-504-2066
e-mail:katsudo@city.hiroshima.jp

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