The Statues That Survived the Bomb at Urakami Cathedral in Nagasaki, Japan
Urakami Cathedral in Nagasaki, Japan

Looking down from The Peace Garden in Nagasaki, Japan, we could see Urakami Cathedral a few blocks away.

This was once the largest Catholic church in The Far East, but stood just a few hundred feet from the center of the atomic bomb blast that devastated the city in 1945.

 

 

The destruction of the Ukakami Cathedral by atomic bomb in Nagasaki, Japan

However, a handful of statues survived the destruction and are now displayed in front of the rebuilt church.

Statues that survived the atomic bomb at Urakami Cathedral in Nagasaki, Japan

Statues that survived the atomic bomb at Urakami Cathedral in Nagasaki, Japan

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Statues that survived the atomic bomb at Urakami Cathedral in Nagasaki, Japan

Statues that survived the atomic bomb at Urakami Cathedral in Nagasaki, Japan

Statues that survived the atomic bomb at Urakami Cathedral in Nagasaki, Japan

The wall of the Urakami Cathedral at the hypocenter in Nagasaki, Japan


Before the rebuilding, one small section of an original wall that remained standing was moved and placed on display at ground zero.

So we walked along the Shimonokawa River down to the hypocenter, the point directly below the explosion which was exposed to the center of the bomb's destructive force, to see... continue to see the epicenter >>



David & Veronica, GypsyNester.com

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