Fragments of Hiroshima:
The Peace Park and the museum are very touching. The message about the A-bomb, its atrocities, after effects and consequences is very clear.
Yet I find what happens in this part of Japan, the local way of thinking and looking at the world, is so contradictory to the attitudes of Japanese people and prefectural governments in the rest of the country that it is very hard to take. Unfortunately, the objective view of the world, the wars that have gone on and Japan's part and place in it all is only seen in Hiroshima. Outside of this small city, most Japanese do not even know their own part in this war, let alone any other.
Does the Yasukuni Shrine mean anything to anyone?
Labels: Hiroshima, Japan, That's Japan Baby