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Hiroshima: Immediately after the Bombing, photo and statement by Yoshito Matsushige.

by Matsushige, Yoshito.

Abstract

This is another of the very rare photographs of the immediate aftermath of the bombing. The photo, taken by Yoshito Matsushige, shows victims huddled at the west end of the Miyuki Bridge, 2,270 meters from the hypocenter, about 11:00 a.m., August 6, 1945. In the book, The Viewfinder Clouded with Tears, Mr. Matsushige writes, "I fought with myself for 30 minutes before I could take the first picture. After taking the first, I grew strangely calm and wanted to get closer. I took about ten steps forward and tried to snap another, but the scenes I saw were so gruesome my viewfinder clouded with tears."

Note

May be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only, in accordance with Fair Use policies. Acknowledgement to be given to IDEAS project, Earlham College, and the Peace Memorial Museum of Hiroshima.

Administrative Notes

May be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only, in accordance with Fair Use policies. Acknowledgement to be given to IDEAS project, Earlham College, and the Peace Memorial Museum of Hiroshima.

Copyright
Copyright restrictions apply.
Publisher
Earlham College
PID
coccc:22910
Extent
1500 w. x 997 h., 150 ppi