Fukuromachi Elementary School Peace Museum

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Fukuromachi Elementary School Peace Museum
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Established February 2, 1873,
built in December 1937,
opened as a museum in April 2002
Location 6-36, Fukuromachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima
Website www.fukuromachi-e.edu.city.hiroshima.jp/siryoukan.htm

The Fukuromachi Elementary School Peace Museum (袋町小学校平和資料館 Fukuromachi Shogakkou Heiwa Shiryokan) is a peace museum in Fukuromachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Japan. The school was one of the closest schools to ground zero when the atomic bomb fell on August 6, 1945. They lost about 160 students and teachers and the building was heavily damaged. After a few days, the school became a first aid station, and its black burned wall became a message board to find missing people. The Peace Museum is the section of the school building with the basement of the former Municipal Fukuromachi Elementary School in Hiroshima. The school is keeping it as a relic of the atomic explosion, to foster peace, and to send their information to the world.


  • Opened as a school in the Kaizen-ji, a temple of Pure Land Buddhism, on February 2, 1873.
  • Moved to Fukuromachi, the current place and was renamed "Sakuragawa School" in September, 1876.
  • Renamed "Onchi Elementary School" in October, 1884.
  • Renamed "Fukuromachi Jinjyo Elementary School" in August, 1890.
  • Moved to Harimayamachi and renamed "Harimayamachi Jinjyo Elementary School" in March, 1893.
  • Moved back to Fukuromachi in May 1910.
  • Renamed "Fukuromachi Jinjyo Elementary School" in April, 1911.
  • The main lecture hall was built in February 1927.
  • The reinforced concrete school building was built in January, 1937.
  • About 160 students and teachers were killed by the atomic bomb on August 6, 1945.
  • School reopened for 37 students in May, 1946.
  • Renamed "Municipal Fukuromachi Elementary School in Hiroshima", current name, in April 1947.
  • New building and lecture hall was built in November 1952.
  • Another new building was built in June 1957.
  • Moved to temporary schoolhouse in December 1999.
  • New school buildings were built in April 2002.
  • Part of the building, built in 1937, was opened as the Peace Museum in April 2002.



  • Photographs
  • Damaged objects

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Coordinates: 34°23′30″N 132°27′31″E / 34.391760°N 132.458706°E / 34.391760; 132.458706