Hiroshima Mayor “Concludes a Nuclear Weapons Convention Treaty” at the ceremony in 1975 after the atomic bomb was dropped on August 6 at 9:59 pm

Hiroshima celebrated the "Atomic Bomb Day" 75 years after the atomic bomb was dropped. With the new coronavirus, it will be difficult to mourn as usual, and a peace memorial ceremony will be held in Hiroshima City. I asked to participate.

The Peace Memorial Ceremony held at Hiroshima Peace Park from 8 am was attended by representatives of the atomic bomb victims and their bereaved families, Prime Minister Abe, and representatives of about 80 countries.

At this year's ceremony, admission to the Peace Park at the venue was restricted to prevent infection with the new coronavirus. There were no general attendee seats, and the number of attendees was about 800, which is less than 10% of the usual number.

At the ceremony, a list of 324,129 people who died in the past year, those who were confirmed dead, and 424,129 people who had the names of 4943 were added to the memorial to the atomic bomb memorial. And at 8:15 am, when the atomic bomb was dropped, all the attendees offered silence.

With regard to the world's nuclear disarmament, the trend towards the abolition of nuclear weapons is unclear, as nuclear-weapon states are promoting modernization of nuclear weapons and deepening conflict with non-nuclear-weapon states. The Nuclear Weapons Convention, which was adopted by the United Nations three years ago, currently has 40 ratifying nations and less than the 50 needed to come into force.

Mayor Kazumi Matsui, mayor of Hiroshima City, said in a declaration of peace, "In order to firmly act as a bridge between the nuclear-weapon states and the non-nuclear-weapon states, the Japanese government must accept the thoughts of the atomic bomb survivors in good faith and As a Party, and as the only nation to be bombed by war, we want people all over the world to sympathize with the heart of the bombed area, Hiroshima, and urge them to "solidate," and asked the government to join the treaty.

In response, Prime Minister Abe did not touch on the nuclear weapons ban treaty, saying, "By striving to bridge the nations of different positions over nuclear disarmament, and persistently encouraging dialogue and actions by each country, we aim to realize a world without nuclear weapons. We will lead the efforts of the international community."

It has been 75 years since the atomic bomb was dropped, the average age of the atomic bomb survivors has exceeded 83 years old, the group of atomic bomb survivors has been disbanded one after another, and the issue is how to continue the misery of the atomic bomb.

Hiroshima, the A-bomb site, was wrapped in a prayer in mourning the victims on the 6th, and faced the voices of the A-bomb victims praying for the realization of a "peaceful world without nuclear weapons" instead of "peace by nuclear deterrence." It will be one day to send the message to both domestic and overseas.

A-bombed piano played at the ceremony

At this year's ceremony, the chorus of the "Hiroshima Peace Song" that is being held every year to prevent new-type coronavirus flying infections was cancelled, and three high school students sang along with the performance of the atomic bombed piano.

After being exposed to the heat rays and blasts of the atomic bomb 75 years ago, the atomic bombed piano still resonates in tone.According to Mitsunori Yagawa, a tuner in Hiroshima city, at least 11 pianos remain in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Is that

Among these, the atomic bomb surviving piano used for the Hiroshima City Peace Memorial Ceremony was bombed at Ujina's house in Minami-ku, Hiroshima City, about 3 kilometers away from the hypocenter. I got it from me. As a result of the restoration, the timbre came to be heard, but the scars pierced by the shards of glass caused by the blast are still intact.

This piano was used at a commemorative concert held in Norway three years ago when the ICAN = International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons was selected as the Nobel Peace Prize, and its tone attracted a large audience.