This was once the largest Catholic church in The Far East, but stood just a few hundred feet from the center of the atomic bomb blast that devastated the city in 1945.
However, a handful of statues survived the destruction and are now displayed in front of the rebuilt church.
Before the rebuilding, one small section of an original wall that remained standing was moved and placed on display at ground zero.
So we walked along the Shimonokawa River down to the hypocenter, the point directly below the explosion which was exposed to the center of the bomb’s destructive force, to see… continue to see the epicenter >>
David & Veronica, GypsyNester.com