Hiroshima means "broad island". You couldn't tell it when we arrived on the ferry from Miyajima. But when Mori Terumoto saw it in 1589, it was a bunch of little flat islands stretching out from a hilly mainland. He built a castle, and began to connect the islands with rocks from the hills. His successors continued the plan. Hiroshima is still flat, but it's home to 1.2 million residents today.
Mostly sponsored and maintained by children and their advocates, walking around these reminders brought home the message more powerfully.
To see all of the photos taken today, click on Saturday, April 14th, Nagasaki, Japan.