Inside the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park there are many monuments, most of them famous, but a few of them less known but still impressive and beautiful… One that particularly impressed me is the clock marking the time when the nuclear explosion happened.
Every day at precisely 8:15, the chime of the Peace Clock Tower can be heard in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and in 1996 this sound was selected as one of the 100 Soundscapes of Japan.
Located close to the A-Bomb Dome, the Peace Clock is a 20 meters tall tower designed by Shoji Ohata and built in 1967 by the Hiroshima Rijo Lions Club. Made from three twisted iron pillars, the tower symbolizes the hands of the Hiroshima citizens, united in prayer for endless peace, and these hands are holding the 2 meters-diameter clock, which symbolizes the people of the world…
Peace Clock Tower, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima
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