Cultural News presents “Hiroshima Reconstruction After Atomic Bombing” series, “Atomic Bomb Dome” on Friday, October 1, from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm in Pacific Time.
The Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, Japan, was registered as the World Heritage in 1996. The building structure with a dome on top experienced the Atomic Bombing on August 6, 19945, was originally Hiroshima Prefecture Products Exhibition Hall built in 1915 by Czech architect Jan Letzel.
Why did the Czech architect came to Hiroshima in 1910s? How was this building used before WWII and during the war.
The webinar will begin to answer these questions.
The future of the Atomic Bomb Dome was not known until July 1996 when the Hiroshima City Council resolved the permanent preservation of the dome. And national campaign raised enough fund to execute series of preservation works.
The speaker of this webinar is Mr. Manabu Yamasaki from Hiroshima. Yamasaki is a retired city planner of the Hiroshima City Municipality, and a leader of public space utilization movement in Hiroshima.