Hiroshima was destroyed by an atomic bombing conducted by the United States during the final stages of World War II in August 1945. In the center of Hiroshima is the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park dedicated to the legacy of Hiroshima as the first city in the world to suffer a nuclear attack, and to the memories of the bomb's direct and indirect victims. The park was designed by Japanese architect Kenzo Tange and completed in 1954. The buildings and monuments commemorate all who lost their lives at that time representing the people's prayers for peace, such as the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, the Memorial Cenotaph and the Statue of the A-Bomb Children.
Photography by Jose More