May & June 2018: Cross-Cultural Exchanges with A-bomb Survivors

In May and June 2018, our PEACE exchange students engaged in cross-cultural exchanges with hibakusha or more widely known as A-bomb survivors at Mutsumi-en, a dedicated nursing home for A-bomb survivors in the city of Hiroshima.

Working together with the A-bomb survivors, our students enjoyed creating and painting pottery, using special materials such as gravels taken from the river bed of Motoyasu River (running next to the Atomic Bomb Dome) and soil from Ninoshima (an island where many victims of the atomic bomb were buried).

As the national university established in Hiroshima, we will continue to offer our students as many opportunities as possible to learn about the history of Hiroshima as well as to interact with the A-bomb survivors living in Hiroshima.