Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims opened in August, 2002, to mourn the lives lost in the atomic bombing and pray for everlasting peace as a country. It aims 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.
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. The 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 exhibits photo portraits of deceased A-bomb victims on public view.
Furthermore, occasionally reading sessions of A-bomb memoirs and poems about the atomic bombing are held there. The situation of the A-bombing is conveyed to 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.