Commemorating the atomic bombing of the city on August 9, 1945 during World War II.

The statue's right hand points to the threat of nuclear weapons while the extended left hand symbolizes eternal peace. The mild face symbolizes divine grace and the gently closed eyes offer a prayer for the repose of the bomb victims' souls. The folded right leg signifies meditation and the extended left leg the initiative to stand up and rescue the people of the world. In front of the statue is a black marble vault containing the names of the atomic bomb victims and survivors who died in subsequent years.

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