Below you'll see a video of bits and pieces from visit, specifically the crane I made for St Andrews Primary School in Victoria, Australia. An Australian YA author has links to that school and they are about to study Japan. I was asked to contribute some ideas and came up with this. I didn't take a picture of all the cranes but you'll see what was done with each and every one of them.
It was a truly moving experience.
The A-Bomb Dome was the Industry Prefecture Centre in 1945 and it lies very near the impact point. Upon detonation, the heat of the bomb (approximately 2000-3000 degrees) melted the cooper roofing. Every person in the building was killed. The structure remains as a testament to those who died and as a symbol of peace and renewal.