Hiroshima: Peace Memorial Museum, Art by Survivors, 04 -- " Father appearing from under the roof tiles holding my sister".

Dublin Core

Title

Hiroshima: Peace Memorial Museum, Art by Survivors, 04 -- " Father appearing from under the roof tiles holding my sister".

Subject

People
Atomic Bomb--Hiroshima; Atomic bomb--Atomic bomb victims

Description

Father appearing from under the roof tiles holding my sister -- Explanation by Artist: "My father, my younger sister and I were completely buried under our collapsed house. My mother ran half-crazed around the house calling our names but got no answer. I don't know how much time passed, but at one point the roof tiles began to rattle and move. Then father, holding me under one arm and my sister under another, appeared at the surface. He looked like Nio, the guard of heaven. My mother always said that she was never happier before or since." The scene depicted was 1,300 meters from the hypocenter, tenme-cho. Artist was 2 at the time of the bombing, 59 when he drew this picture.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Editorial assistant: Marcus Davis. Collection Librarian: Amy Bryant. Please send comments or content corrections to Michael Thiedeman, Department of Art, Earlham College, Richmond IN. 47374, USA. email address: thiedemi@earlham.edu

Creator

Kanachika, Mamoru

Contributor

Thiedeman, Michael
Earlham College

Rights

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.

Format

Image/jpeg

Type

Still image

Identifier

ecasia000752
ecasia_a_000752

Coverage

Japan
Japan - Showa 1926 - 1989
2002
Chugoku (region) Hiroshima (prefecture) Hiroshima (inhabited place)
1080086

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

1200 w x 826 h, 150 ppi

Files

https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/9473/archive/files/301a5d2c0a87343e4b6bc8144d79377a.jpg

Citation

Kanachika, Mamoru, “Hiroshima: Peace Memorial Museum, Art by Survivors, 04 -- " Father appearing from under the roof tiles holding my sister".,” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed December 17, 2017, http://www.ideasproject.org/items/show/3333.