Renovated Museum Shows How Hiroshima Was Leveled by A-Bomb (News)


Hiroshima, April 25 (Jiji Press)—The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum has added a panoramic display of computer-generated images of the western Japan city soon before and after it was struck by an atomic bomb on August 6, 1945.

The museum's renovated East Building, with changed exhibits, was shown to journalists on Tuesday, a day before it opens to the public.

"White Panorama," 5 meters in diameter, showcases images derived from pictures taken by the US military on July 25 and August 11, 1945, projected by six lasers onto a diorama of the city.

The 90-second projection depicts how the city was devastated by just a single bomb in the closing days of World War II.

The "White Panorama" installation displays the Hiroshima townscape immediately before the atomic bomb blast (top) and as the fire and shockwaves envelop the city. Photos taken on April 25, 2017, in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. (© Jiji)

The museum has also introduced a new exhibit in which visitors, especially those with visual impairment, can experience the difference between two models of the Atomic Bomb Dome, a UNESCO World Heritage site, before and after the bomb was dropped.

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