I’m getting pretty bad at updating this blog, I’m speading more time having fun and not letting you all know about it so my apologies. Since my last check in I’ve been to Hiroshima where I saw the peace memorial. Wow what a site that was.
It’s crazy to think that at one point this was near ground zero for the atom bomb. Such destruction caused that really was a game changer for modern warfare of the time. It’s estimated that ~129,000 people died as a result of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
A Wikipedia fact on the history of the bombing states:
A uranium gun-type atomic bomb (Little Boy) was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, followed by a plutonium implosion-type bomb (Fat Man) on the city of Nagasaki on August 9
Something I hope no nation ever has to use again!
I also took a samurai tour which was great and it really taught me other elements of Japanese history such as the Shogun and the condemning of Christianity during the late 1500’s. If you’re ever in the area I’d strongly suggest checking out the samurai tours, the staff is great and you’ll learn a lot!
And of course after the tour I needed to get my fix of katanas and stopped by a local museum to see some great craftsmanship in hand forged blades. The artwork of the swords here is stunning, nothing can compare.
My time in Japan is nearing an end then I will be off on a new adventure in a new location!