Pic of the day: Hiroshima atomic bomb dome

A sparrow rests on the ruins of the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall. This building was one of the very few that remained standing after the “Little Boy” atomic bomb was dropped on August 6, 1945 at 8:15 a.m. wiping out the complete city. Keep reading

Japan food series – Okonomiyaki

Even if okonomiyaki can be found all over the country, it is one of Hiroshima’s specialties. So once there, around lunch time, we walk to Okonomi-mura. There, Keep reading

One thousand paper cranes: commemorating the 70th-year anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bombs in Japan

One thousand paper cranes,
folded by Sadako with all her hope. Keep reading