Park sights in Nagasaki
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The park has a smooth, black stone column marking the point above which the bomb exploded. Nearby are bomb-blasted relics, including a section of the wall of the Urakami Cathedral.
North of the hypocentre, the Peace Park is presided over by the 10-tonne bronze Nagasaki Peace Statue (平和祈念像), designed in 1955 by Kitamura Seibo, and includes the Peace Symbol Zone, an unusual sculpture garden with contributions from around the world. On 9 August, a rowdy antinuclear protest is held within earshot of the more respectful official memorial ceremony for those lost to the bomb.