This August marks the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima in addition to Nagasaki at the destination of World War II. Working together amongst the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in addition to the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, we’ve launched 7 novel online exhibits on the Google Cultural Institute that aid say the storey of the 2 cities in addition to their tragic fate.
Explore iv collections from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum that illustrate the bombing from unlike perspectives: a pocketwatch stopped at the exact fourth dimension of the detonation, diaries of immature women cutting off abruptly on August 6, in addition to panoramic photos of the hauntingly barren urban centre pump days after. While most of the materials document the harrowing destruction of the bomb in addition to its aftermath, the gallery “Recalling the Lost Neighborhoods” helps archive the erstwhile Hiroshima that vanished off the map.
Pocketwatch showing 8:15, the fourth dimension of the atomic bomb drib (from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum)
The Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum meanwhile curated photos, videos, in addition to drawings inwards iii exhibitions. One collection focuses on the famed Urakami Cathedral—the largest cathedral inwards Eastern Asia where 15,000 Japanese Catholics 1 time worshipped. The church building completely collapsed afterward the bombing, simply thank y’all to a post-war reconstruction effort, the Urakami Cathedral instantly stands triumphant every bit a symbol of the city’s rebirth.
Urakami Cathedral exhibition (from the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum)
Speaking at an unveiling ceremony for the exhibits inwards Hiroshima today, Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui said, “Through the Google Cultural Institute exhibitions, nosotros promise that people approximately the basis would acquire well-nigh the terrible experiences of the Hibakusha, or A-bomb survivors, in addition to wishing for peace.”
The Cultural Institute was created to aid save the world’s history in addition to heritage. Given the average historic menstruation of the Hibakusha is instantly yesteryear 78, we’re honored that our digital exhibit tin laissez passer on the axe aid give-up the ghost along the memories from both cities last for the future.