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Hiroshima: Peace Memorial Museum, Art by Survivors, 22 -- "Finding a husband by his leather belt"

by Ogasawara, Shodo

Abstract

Finding a husband by his leather belturvivo -- Explanation by the artist: his leA woman (perhaps 34 or 35) with a baby on her back brought what seemed to be her mother-in-law, a woman of about 60, to the place where bodies were being kept. She had spent two days searching the city fruitlessly for her husband. All of the bodies were black from soot and dirt and terribly swollen. 'This leather belt is definitely my husband's. The face is also similar. I'm sure it's him.' A reunion of tears. -- 1290m from the hypocenter, on the grounds of Sumiyoshi Shrine, Kako-machi (now Sumiyoshi-cho). The artist was 17 at the time of the bombing, 74 when he drew this picture.

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Administrative Notes

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

Copyright
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Publisher
Earlham College
PID
coccc:22964
Extent
779 w x 1200 h 150 ppi