Peace Memorial Museum with Special Meeting
Updated: Feb 19, 2020
The Peace Memorial Museum tells the story of Hiroshima before and after the bomb. The Children’s Peace Memorial is profoundly moving. Outside, a Peace Flame continues to burn until all nuclear weapons are abolished.
There are many stories here. Learn about Sadako Sasaki, a Japanese girl born in 1943. An outstanding 11-year-old athlete, Sadako was diagnosed with leukemia, ‘the atom bomb disease’. Her best friend told her of a legend that anyone who folds 1,000 paper cranes would be granted a wish. Sadako’s wish was to get well so she could run again. She started to work on the paper cranes and completed more than 1,000 before dying about a year later.
During your time at the museum, reservations for a private meeting room will be requested so that you may speak and interact with one of the museum’s Denshosha. The Denshosha, guardians and transmitters of the memories of the survivors of the Hiroshima atomic bombings, spend at least 3 years listening to, and shadowing, the survivors before publicly telling their stories.