Hiroshima. Just over 66 years ago the world's first atomic bomb was dropped on this city. The Peace Memorial Park is a somber reminder, as the A-Bomb Domb testifies.
The museum has a powerful display of the city before and after the blast; this model shows the fireball and its devastating results. Given the March 2011 tsunami and subsequent nuclear reactor problems, nuclear energy is a hot topic in Japan.
Back in Tokyo at the Contemporary Arts Museum we attempted an artful self portrait.
And met up with Kyoko, our Japanese exchange student from 21 years ago.