Japan learned from the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that the tragedy brought by nuclear weapons must never be repeated and that humanity and nuclear weapons cannot coexist. Daisaku Ikeda
6 August 1945 at 8.15 am—the day when chaos stroked at our door and where our future dreams went to ashes—total despair and incomprehension wrapped like a shredded gift that we opened in intense and deep sufferings.
On that darkening day, our city . . . doomed by the gods above to vanish under the first atomic bomb created by man.
Time itself remained stained with blood—even though many years have elapsed since this horrible day—our lives remained sustained in this horrific past tragedy.
The effects of radiation from the uranium bomb devastated our whole world, we were left in pieces of tearing silky cloth.
Impacts of the destructive mushroom affected our health—causing cancer, sickness and birth defects.
Nothing in this world will be able to erase from our memories the fatal events from that day. Nothing can be done so that we may go back in time and undo what has been done. No one is to be blamed—for our destiny was being bound to ‘little boy’.
Our story should continue to be spread among all the nations of the world, so that the inhabitants of our planet never forgets what happened to the population of Hiroshima and Nagasaki so that they remember that we have existed and that even if were destroyed, we still exist in the heart of our city.
Lessons may be learned from that day so that nobody else suffers from the same fate.
No hate should be spread but only peace should be declared, so that we the people who have lost their lives may at last rest in peace.
I know that I will never be able to know what chaos the Hiroshima and Nagasaki population have been through, but I wanted in my own way pay tribute to the victims of the nuclear bomb ‘little boy’…