Misasa Elementary School

Misasa Elementary School: Camphor

Misasa Elementary School

1-9-25 Misasa-machi, Nishi-ku

Located near Misasa-jinja and Koryu-ji.

Camphor: 1850m

The building of Misasa public school, which was built from wood, collapsed in the atomic bombing on August 6, 1945, and was later completely razed in the ensuing fires. All that remained were the ruins of the assembly hall, as it was of steel frame construction. This camphor tree survived the atomic bombing at the north side of the Japan electrical instrumentation testing site at 1-chome, Misasa-cho; it was moved to its current location after the war.

     Misasa Elementary School: Camphor plaque