World Heritage and Intangible Cultural Heritage

Hiroshima Paece Memorial, Genbaku Dome

Inscribed: 1996

Components

Main data

Name of Property
Hiroshima Paece Memorial, Genbaku Dome
Components
Hiroshima Paece Memorial, Genbaku Dome
Place
Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture
Tentative List Submission
Tentative List Submission: 1995
Nommination
Nommination: Sep/1995
Inscribed
Inscribed: Dec/1996
Criteria
(ⅵ)
Municipality
Hiroshima Prefecture Board of Education
Municipality Website
https://www.city.hiroshima.lg.jp/site/english/list1375-5375.html(Hiroshima City)
UNESCO Website
https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/775
Photo
Hiroshima Prefecture Board of Education

Related Resources

Explanation

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome) was the only structure left standing in the area where the first atomic bomb exploded on 6 August 1945. Through the efforts of many people, including those of the city of Hiroshima, it has been preserved in the same state as immediately after the bombing. Not only is it a stark and powerful symbol of the most destructive force ever created by humankind; it also expresses the hope for world peace and the ultimate elimination of all nuclear weapons.