The Equator Memorial Project in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan in Iceland and Mr. Tatsukuni UCHIDA Counsellor received permission to use mementos from Hiroshima, the first city in history to be targeted by a nuclear weapon on August 6, 1945. The group will create series of artworks with Japanese artists by recycling the historical ruins. The donation are stones from the roof of the Genbaku Dome in Hiroshima. The atom bomb exploded in the front of the dome above the ground and the stones were found over 30 years later in the river Motoyasu. Oleander flower is now a symbol for the city of Hiroshima because it was the first to blossom after the explosion in 1945. The group will as well create the flower and present a new sign of peace for the world.
That autumn in Hiroshima where it was said “For Seventy-five years nothing will grow”
New buds sprouted. In the green that came back to life. Among the charred ruins. People recovered.
Their living hopes and courage.