Cellphoneography: Working On Peace

Working on peace, two

Working on peace, two

Working on peace, one

Working on peace, one

Working on peace, three

Working on peace, three

One typhoon averted, another approaches.

Since WWII the Japanese have shunned all things marshal, yet policies have been set in motion to reintroduce the military back to several generations who do not know what it means.

Welcome to Nagasaki Peace Park.

In two days Hiroshima will commemorate the first atomic bomb blast. Shortly after Nagasaki will honor the anniversary of the last atomic bomb blast. Preparations are under way — a huge dome is being erected and to either side of  the monument to peace, the workers are setting up two abstract images of the paper cranes you’ll find heaped and piled all over the park. Made by children all over the world, they symbolize the hope that peace is eternal.

Working on peace, three

Working on peace, three

Mother And Child

Mother And Child

The images of the paper cranes. The characters for peace are in the background.

The images of the paper cranes. The characters for peace are in the background.

The area around the hypnocenter, where the bomb detonated. Over a meter of earth was vaporized decreasing the areas elevation. But nature recovers.

The area around the hypnocenter, where the bomb detonated. Over a meter of earth was vaporized decreasing the areas elevation. But nature recovers.

It happened then.

It happened then.

 

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6 Comments on “Cellphoneography: Working On Peace

  1. Abe is an ultranational, and that’s the bottom line.
    So of course our loathed PM has decided to throw in his/our lot with Abe.

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  2. Great post. Excellent message and reminder. A collective we can recover, rebuild, and renew, despite irreversible scars. Thanks for spreading this good news.

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  3. I’m so glad you left town and ran across the Peace Statue. I had no idea, probably most Americans and many other countries do not know about. It’s beautiful, it brings backs memories I’ve heard about. I am for world peace and will celebrate a minute of silence at the exact moment history changed. I would like to reblog and share with my followers. Its good to remember history so we cannot repeat. Have a great day. If you are there for the celebrations I would love to see the photos. 🙂

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