Friday, 5 April 2013

The A-Bomb Memorial Museum and Other Adventures

Hey guys, sorry I haven't updated in a million years, but what can I say, I'm lazy and Mari's hardly ever home to get me access to the wifi.

School starts in two days! Ahh! I have to make a short speech, which I've written but not memorised. I guess I should do that tonight.

The A-bomb Memorial Museum

This was fully the most powerful and worst experience of my life. Coming up to the museum I saw the ruins that had been preserved and a bunch of different memorials. I almost cried when I saw the children's memorial, inspired by Sadako Sasaki, who you all should know, and if you don't, look her up.

They showed all sorts of things in that museum, including before and after models of Hiroshima in 1945. I only bothered to take a picture of the after one. Aya pointed out to me where her grandpa was when the bomb hit.

I actually did cry when I got to the second part of the museum though. This was the part where they did their best to move you, with pictures and stories of real people. And wax sculptures of children burned to a crisp by the radiation, entitled something like 'Barely Living.'

I could go on, but I think I'll stop there. Basically it was powerful and tragic.


On a much lighter note, the family went out flower-viewing last weekend! Yaay!

We all had a picnic in the park and looked at the flowers and stuff!


Grandpa's in the hospital getting something done, but I went to see him and he's fine, so not to worry.

I did that purikura thing with Aya! That purikura machine automatically makes your eyes bigger though, which I guess is flattering on the Japanese but it looks kinda odd on me! It was fun though.

Well, I can't remember anything else I was gonna say. This is a pretty long post anyway. So I'll see you next time!


  1. Your sisters are so beautiful. Their clothes don't seem much different from what we wear here.

    How are you doing with the Japanese language, and daily communication? Is it turning out to be pretty easy so far?

    I hope you have a great first week at school. Do let us all know how it goes, what classes you have and what your schedule is like.

    Actually, whatever you tell us is interesting and wonderful.

    1. Aya and Mari say thank you! And no, they`re not really, but I`ve seen some really frilly things you wouldn`t find in New Zealand in some of the stores.

      Yeah, communication`s okay. Slow, but okay. I think I can make friends this way, thank god.