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Memorial Cathedral for World Peace(Hiroshima City Japan)(eglise)(Kirche)

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Uploaded on Apr 13, 2011

The Memorial Cathedral for World Peace, renowned as one of the major Catholic cathedrals in the Orient, was built in commemoration of the first A-bomb victims in the world. The foundation of the cathedral was originally requested by the German Reverend Hugo Lassalle, whose naturalized Japanese name is Makibi Enomiya.
He himself was wounded by the A-bomb. About 100 million yen has been donated by Catholics and other people from all over the world. The cathedral was founded on August 6 , 1954. The massive, refined building was designed by Togo Murano, a luminary of modern Japanese architecture. In connection with the number of
A-bomb related victims , some 240,000 bricks made of clay at the bomb site were used to build the cathedral, which projects an image of a monastery in the Middle Ages. Mr. Murano masterly reconciled Western classical architecture with Japanese traditional style to design the cathedral, for example the dome with a Chinese phoenix and the stained glass with designs of pine, bamboo and plum flowers. The 45-meter tower of the cathedral has Peace Bells donated from Germany .The bells, made of steel from weapons used during World War Ⅱ, are inscribed, "The arms of war now sound the call to peace".
To memorialize the A-bomb victims and pray for peace, 17 elements of equipment for the church have been specially donated from six countries.

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