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Peace Memorial Statue

Matsuyamamachi, Nagasaki 850-0001, Nagasaki Prefecture
+81 95-829-1171
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Matsuyamamachi, Nagasaki 850-0001, Nagasaki Prefecture

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Peace Memorial Statue is a symbolic statue and you need to understand the meaning of the hands and the eyes.

Thank Yossi N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Strong imagery. My interpretation of the statue is a little different from the artist in that I think it might be great to locate this in the hypocenter indicating the position of the dropped bomb (hand pointing upwards) and the flattening of the land (hand...More

Thank Khiam Yeong H
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Cannot miss it. Large and impressive. To the left is a shrine containing the cremains of unidentified victims of the bombing. Sobering.

Thank dianeoh1950
Reviewed 22 September 2017

This statue was paid for by the Japanese people who wanted to remember the dead and look to the future. The arms signify pointing to where the bomb came from (up) and outstretched arm for eternal peace, his eyes closed to remember the dead, one...More

Thank Linda_Laleston
Reviewed 6 September 2017

In order not to forget world historial human cruelty, second atomic bomb victim after Hiroshima、it is worthwhile visiting this peace park in Nagasaki.

Thank Hshira
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Situated at the Peace park's north end is the 10-meter-tall Peace Statue created by sculptor Seibo Kitamura of Nagasaki and it really is an imposing creation. The statue's right hand points to the threat of nuclear weapons while the extended left hand symbolizes eternal peace....More

Thank deborahk3
Reviewed 26 August 2017

When you enter the peace park you cannot miss this impressive statue. It is a great backdrop for photos. The other statues in the park are lovely as well.

Thank Lini999
Reviewed 26 August 2017

This is without doubt the centrepiece of the park and whilst approaching it I was unsure as to what it symbolised. This was all made sense when I was able to read the information board adjacent to it. Like most places for tourists the signs...More

Thank 585Rodney585
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Many counties have contributed a sculpture. It was interesting to reflect on each nations choices.They are very different.

Thank hinau
Reviewed 16 June 2017

a powerful statement, an imposing presence - go and stand in awe at the feet of this majestic monument

Thank CapeTownCapetown
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