19 Pond of Peace
August 3, 1957
Established by :
Japan Junior Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The pond was designed to encircle the Cenotaph
for the A-bomb Victims so as to suggest that the monument is floating. It
is 17 meters wide and 70 meters long. It was originally designed as a 2-meter-wide
moat encircling the monument on three sides, but when the Flame of Peace
was established on August 1, 1964, the Flame of Peace Construction Committee
expanded the pond behind the monument to a width of 17 meters and a length
of 70 meters, its current dimensions.
Twice a year, at the end of July and the end of December, the Flame of Peace
Maintenance Committee cleans the pond.