JAPAN: 13th Anniversary

Early one morning last week 30,000 Japanese, carrying wreaths, incense sticks and bits of white paper folded into the shape of flying cranes, poured into Nakajima Park in Hiroshima on the northern shore of the Inland Sea. The waning moon still hung in the brightening blue sky. There was no wind, and the promise of a hot day. Said one Japanese, looking skyward: "It was a morning just like this when the bomb fell."

The crowd massed before a huge, circular grass mound under which are buried the thousands of unidentified victims* of...