Re: Is a bad or a good thing ...
"I visited Hiroshima recently, I went round the peace park and the museum. It's horrific, far worse than you imagine"
I did visit the same places some years ago, and the impact was terrifying.
The museum leads the visitor in a painful path from the big picture into the details.
The first rooms show the international status before the launch of the bomb, how they reached there, and so on... a view very distant from the day to day events, like in a school book.
The more you walk into the museum the following rooms bring you closer and closer to the human tragedy.
Until you reach the last rooms where you see the scarce remains of some of the victims.
They do the possible to bring the tragedy to a human level that everybody can understand and relate too... like the name and background story of a school boy just next to a partially melted lunch box and a "shadow" on a wall: that's all it remains of him.
People talk inside the museum ... at the beginning.
By the time you get out nobody is talking anymore and the faces of all visitors are extremely serious and tense.
Even when finally you get out in the sun the silence and the feeling of sad uneasiness remain... you look around at the Peace Memorial Park and you realise that you at "ground zero": all that open space was created by the bomb.
An experience that make you seriously think