This year, on August 6th, marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I was determined, like everyone else, to visit the Peace Park and the A-bomb Dome last week Thursday to pay my respects. Unfortunately I couldn’t make it to the morning ceremony in time due to all the trains being fully booked up. However, I stayed in the city until the evening where a lantern ceremony was held on the banks of the canal by the A-bomb Dome.
Many people were lining the banks of the canal to get their personalised lantern into the water, and I must say that by the time the sun set it was incredibly beautiful to watch the lanterns floating their way down the canal.
I won’t say much else but instead let the collection of photos I took that evening tell the story. 🙂