Statue of Mother and Children in the Storm
This statue depicts a mother's strong love while enduring suffering and overcoming grief. The feelings of Hiroshima citizens in wishing for peace are expressed in this statue.
The statue was made by Shin Hongo, a sculptor from Sapporo who has created many monuments depicting human love. In 1959, when the fifth Conference against Atomic Bombs was held, a plaster model of this statue was presented to Hiroshima Mayor Shinzo Hamai by the Japan Council Against A- and H-bombs as a token of appreciation for his efforts to promote the movement to ban atomic and hydrogen bombs.
After that, the Hiroshima Municipal Federation of Women's Associations, which had made diligent efforts for the conference's success, called for and raised funds from people to make the plaster model into a bronze statue in Peace Memorial Park. Thanks to their efforts, this statue was built and donated to Hiroshima City in 1960.
|Address||〒730-0811 1 Nakajima-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City (Green zone of Peace Boulevard, south of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum)|
|Access||Approx. 25-30 minutes from the South Exite of JR Hiroshima Station.
・Take a #2 streetcar for Miyajima-guchi or a #6 for Eba and get off at Genbaku Dome-mae. (5 minute walk from the station)
・Take a #24 Hiroshima Bus for Yoshijima and get off at Heiwa Kinen Koen.
Get on a city loop bus "Hiroshima Meipuru~pu" and get off at "Peace Memorial Park (Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum)" bus stop.
|Open||Public access anytime.|