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4-1-1-1Construction of Peace Memorial Park

 

The Peace Memorial Museum under construction
December 26, 1951   Courtesy of The Chugoku Shimbun

Construction of the museum began in 1951. It was often suspended due to the lack of funds.

 

Construction of the Cenotaph for the A-bomb Victims
May 30, 1952   Courtesy of The Chugoku Shimbun

The Cenotaph, officially called “Memorial Monument for Hiroshima, City of Peace” has a burial mound shape. The construction commenced 
in March 1952, and the unveiling ceremony was held on August 6 that year. 

Main Building Gallery 4 Gallery

4-1-1 Construction of Peace Memorial Park