Japanese football side mark Nagasaki anniversary with special kit

    Japanese J-League Division 2 side V-Varen Nagasaki got together with sportswear company Hummel to produce the "Pray for Peace" kit.

    (CNN)The 70th anniversary of the atomic bomb being dropped on Nagasaki was marked on Sunday and the city's local football club has been doing its bit to raise awareness of the date.

    More than 70,000 people died instantly on August 9, 1945, when U.S. forces dropped the bomb during World War Two -- just three days after a first bomb had been dropped on Hiroshima.
    But while the tragedy was remembered in Japan last week, 70% of Japanese citizens are said to not be aware of the actual date of the bombing.
      With this in mind, Japanese J-League Division 2 side V-Varen Nagasaki got together with sportswear company Hummel to produce the "Pray for Peace" kit -- a blue and orange kit featuring an origami crane, a symbol of peace in Japan, as well as an image of Nagasaki's "Peace Statue."