@28 days until Hiroshima Summit: Facilities affiliated with the Peace Museum

by Yu Kawakami, Staff Writer

“Schmoe House” in the Eba area of Hiroshima’s Naka Ward became an exhibition facility affiliated with the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum (Naka Ward) after renovation in 2012. It was originally a community center for A-bomb survivors built by the late Floyd Schmoe, an American peace activist, in 1951. In addition to the items displayed in the house, the building itself is as an important asset that conveys the history of the city’s reconstruction.

The City of Hiroshima also plans to turn the former outpatient ward of Hiroshima Teishin Hospital, Honkawa Elementary School Peace Museum, and Fukuromachi Elementary School Peace Museum, all A-bombed buildings located in Naka Ward, into exhibition facilities affiliated with the Peace Museum in fiscal 2024 to 2025. You can learn the history of relief efforts made to A-bomb survivors at the former outpatient ward, where an operating room from that time still remains, and the horrors of the atomic bombing that the children had experienced at the elementary school peace museums. Why not get out of Peace Memorial Park and visit these facilities in town?

(Originally published on April 21, 2023)