Fukuromachi Elementary School Peace Museum

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Fukuromachi Elementary School Peace Museum

The Fukuromachi Elementary School Peace Museum (袋町小学校平和資料館 Fukuromachi Shogakkou Heiwa Shiryokan) is a museum of the Peace in Fukuromachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Japan. The school was one of the closest schools to the ground zero. They lost about 160 students and teachers and the building had great damage by the atomic bomb on August 6, 1945. After a few days, the school became a first-aid station, and its black burned wall became a message board to find the people. The Peace Museum is the part of the school building with the basement of the former Municipal Fukuromachi Elementary School in Hiroshima. The school is keeping it, to convey the facts of the atomic bomb, to learn about peace, and to send their information to the world.

History
  • Opened as a school in the Kaizen-ji, a temple of the Pure Land Buddhism, on February 2, 1873.
  • Moved to Fukuromachi, the current place and renamed as "Sakuragawa School" in September, 1876.
  • Renamed as "Onchi Elementary School" in October, 1884.
  • Renamed as "Fukuromachi Jinjyo Elementary School" in August, 1890.
  • Moved to Harimayamachi and renamed as "Harimayamachi Jinjyo Elementary School" in March, 1893.
  • Moved back to Fukuromachi in May 1910.
  • Renamed as "Fukuromachi Jinjyo Elementary School" in April, 1911.
  • The main lecture hall was built in February 1927.
  • The reinforced concrete school building was built in January, 1937.
  • About 160 students and teachers were killed by the atomic bomb on August 6, 1945.
  • Reopened the school for 37 students in May, 1946.
  • Renamed as "Municipal Fukuromachi Elementary School in Hiroshima", current name, in April, 1947.
  • New building and lecture hall was built in November. 1952.
  • Another new building was built in June, 1957.
  • Moved to temporary schoolhouse in December, 1999.
  • New school buildings were built in April, 2002.
  • Part of the building, built in 1937, was opened as the Peace Museum in April, 2002.
Museum
Exhibitions
  • Photographs
  • Damaged objects
Education programs
  • NHK TV documentary program will be shown
    • Please Tell Me - Hiroshima, The Recalling Messages of the Atomic Bomb -
      • NHK Special : "Please Yuko, Tell me where you are, from your mom"
      • NHK Special : "The Day of the Atomic Bomb"

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