Peace Park at Night

I arrived in Nagasaki around 5pm on Thursday evening. It was a beautiful clear day outside. Before meeting my friends in the area, I went to Peace Park to take some photos.

Peace Park / Heiwa Koen / 平和公園

Nagasaki Peace Park is a park near the atomic bomb hypocenter that commemorates the bombing of the city. In the park, you can find statues and works of art donated to the city of Nagasaki from all over the world.

There are several distinct works of art, but I think the two most prominent are the Fountain of Peace and the Peace Statue.

The Fountain of Peace represents the wings of a dove, the symbol of peace. The Peace Statue has its left arm extended to the sky to represent the coming thread of Nuclear weapons. Its right arm extends across the land to symbolize eternal peace.

Also, the walkway to the Peace statue is a direct line pointing towards the summit of Inasa yama.

Sunset

As I arrived, the sun was beginning to set, so I figured I wouldn't be able to get any decent photos, but I was quite wrong.

The Next Day

It was a beautiful starlit night in Nagasaki, and the weather was equally brilliant the next day. Though clouds started to roaming in around 5pm.


Peace Park and the atomic bomb hypocenter are two of the places I make sure to visit every time I'm in Nagasaki to pay tribute to those that lost their lives from the bombing and the war.

Here's a poorly written post from a long time when I first visited: September 17th, 2006


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