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Peace Memorial Ceremony

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※ The 2015 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.

■ Date and Time
   August 6 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
  ※ The time and date are the same every year.

■ Sequence of Events
     1. Opening
     2. Dedication of the Register of the Names of the Fallen Atomic Bomb Victims
     3. Address
     4. Dedication of Flowers
     5. Silent Prayer and Peace Bell (for one minute from 8:15 a.m.)
     6. Peace Declaration
     7. Release of Doves
     8. Commitment to Peace
     9. Messages from Distinguished Guests
     10. Hiroshima Peace Song
     11. Closing

■ Attendance
    The ceremony is open to the public.

■ Location
   Peace Memorial Park (Nakajima-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City)

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

■ Public Transportation Access
    By Streetcar:
         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).
    By 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 five-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 Peace Memorial Park.


Peace Memorial Ceremony Location in Peace Memorial Park


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