Sake Balls

Sugidama – these balls of fresh cedar branches are on display outside of sake establishments. Usually you find them in shades of brown, but when they are freshly made they are a vibrant green. They are hung fresh when the sake is pressed and when brown, the sake is ready to drink. Find these in the sake town of Saijo near Hiroshima.

True Ground Zero

The phrase ‘ground zero’ can be overused, especially when you come to the real thing – this view of true ground zero is available from the nearby Orizuru Tower.

Hiroshima-Peace-Park

Peace Park

The Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima offers a place of quiet reflection to honor those lost in the bombing of Hiroshima and bring awareness to the issues of Nuclear weapons in our world.