Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims opened in August 2002, aiming to mourn the lives lost in the atomic bombing and pray for everlasting peace as a country, as well as to deepen the understanding of people around the world of the tragedy caused by the atomic bomb, and to hand down Hiroshima's experience of the A-bombing to future generations.
In the memorial hall, the Hall of Remembrance recreates a view of the A-bombed city seen from ground zero, a space in which visitors can quietly pay tribute to the A-bomb victims, and contemplate peace. This memorial hall also offers visitors an opportunity to view and listen to materials such as A-bomb memoirs and survivor testimony videos, and puts the names and photos (portraits) of deceased A-bomb victims on public view.
Furthermore, reading sessions of A-bomb memoirs and poems about the atomic bombing are held. The situation of the A-bombing is conveyed to the visitors with a feeling of real life when they listen to the recitations and read aloud these memoirs and poems themselves. Please touch the victims' souls and words in this memorial hall.