|The Statue of a Prayer for Peace standa went
of and behind the Cen- otaph for A-bomb Victims.
The unveliing ceremony took place on August
2,1977. The figures of a mother and a child,
1.4 meters high, are placedontop a 1.8-meter-high
pedestal. The figures of a mother and a child
were made and offered by Katsuzo Entsuba
and the pedestal was built with money sent
by students from all over Japan and by the
Hiroshima Chamber of Commerce. a child held
by his mother is playing the trumpet, with
a creacent moon in the foreground. At the
unveiling cescribes the meaning of his creation.
"From parent to chld, not yester- day
but tomorrow, the crescent moon will become
a full moon. I want to sound the trumpet
for peace in the ssearch for a new future."|
Beside this staue, there stands a monunent where
the poem "Dedicated to the Statue of a Prayer for Peace iAugust, 1978j" by the poet, Shinper Kusano is engraved.
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