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  • Fukuro-machi Elementary School Peace Museum

Located 460 m from ground zero, Fukuro-machi Elementary School suffered extensive damage due to the A-bombing.
At the time of the bombing, although many pupils were saved thanks to the group evacuation and evacuation to their relatives' or acquaintances' homes in the countryside, more than 100 pupils and teachers were in the school and nearly all died instantly.
All the wooden structures collapsed and burned completely except for the west wing, the only reinforced concrete structure that retained its original shape. The west wing became a place of refuge and a relief station, and served as a place to ask about the safety of pupils, teachers, school staff and local residents.
People left messages on the burned walls with a few pieces of chalk scattered on the floor. The classes reopened in May 1946.
In 2002, in the reconstruction of the aging school building, part of the bombed school building's west wing was preserved as Fukuro-machi Elementary School Peace Museum.
The museum exhibits precious A-bombed materials that have remained to date, including the inner walls with the messages, and introduces the situation of the school immediately after the A-bombing.

Information

Fukuro-machi Elementary School Peace Museum

  • Address
    〒730-0036 6-36 Fukuro-machi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City
  • Tel
    082-541-5345
  • Time
    9:00 - 17:00
  • Access
    Approx. 20-25 minutes from the South Exit of JR Hiroshima Station.
    ・Take a #2 streetcar for Miyajima-guchi or a #6 for Eba and get off at Kamiya-cho-higashi
    ・Take a #1for Hiroshima Port (Ujina) and get off at Hondori. (5 minute walk from either station)
  • Fee
    Free
  • Holiday
    Dec. 28 - Jan. 4 of the following year
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