The bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki was a plutonium bomb, which is said to have been about three times more powerful than the uranium bomb dropped on Hiroshima. The bomb was 3.2 meters in length, 1.5 meters in diameter, and 4.5 tons in weight. It exploded about 500 meters above Matsuyama Town at 11:02 a.m. on August 9, 1945 on that frightful day nearly over 70 years ago now.
This statue shown below in the picture is the exact location of where the bomb would have landed had it detonated upon impact with the ground. It is a surreal feeling to try and contemplate the enormity of the situation but I guess it is necessary to remember in order to not make the same mistakes in the future and to learn from the past.
A must visit location when in Nagasaki as the Nagasaki Bomb Epicenter sits in a lovely park adjacent to the main Peace Park and only a short distance to the Atomic Bomb Museum, so one can basically kill 3 birds with 1 stone and see all the major attractions in the area in a short period of time, thus maximizing satisfaction.
Check out the Nagasaki Bomb Epicenter on a map!
The statue indicating the exact location of the bomb
|Such a lonely figure
Click on the video link below to see the Nagasaki Bomb Epicenter