Statue in Memory of Schoolchildren and Teachers

(erected August 1982)

The atomic bomb instantly killed some 5,800 Citizens' School students in their homes, as well as some 1,900 secondary students who had been mobilized for factory work, and about 100 schoolteachers. Radiation after-effects killed many more in the weeks and months that followed. This memorial was erected by schoolteachers from across the nation for the repose of the souls of the victims and to pledge that such a horrific tragedy may never again be allowed to occur.