Hiroshima: Peace Memorial Museum, Art by Survivors, 05 -- "Fleeing with children from the ferocious fire"

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Title

Hiroshima: Peace Memorial Museum, Art by Survivors, 05 -- "Fleeing with children from the ferocious fire"

Subject

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

Description

Fleeing with children from the ferocious fire 05 - -- Explanation by the Artist: ferociWith the fire licking in ever closer, driven by desparate fear of death, I dug myself out. Buildings on both sides had tumbled into the road. I thought a bomb had exploded right over my head, but the whole city was burning feriously. Nearby I heard a voice screaming in desperate pain, calling for help. A person was trapped under a large tree. He screamed in agony as he burned slowly from the feet up. -- The scene depicted was 1,380 meters from the hypocenter, near Kyobashi Bridge. The artist was 37 at the time of the bombing, 66 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

Ishizu, Kazuhiro

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

ecasia000753
ecasia_a_000753

Coverage

Japan
Japan - Showa 1926 - 1989
1974
Chugoku (region) Hiroshima (prefecture) Hiroshima (inhabited place)
1080086

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Physical Dimensions

1200 w x 843 h, 150 ppi

Files

https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/9473/archive/files/cd51e1407435a9b2e3916391417914b7.jpg

Citation

Ishizu, Kazuhiro, “Hiroshima: Peace Memorial Museum, Art by Survivors, 05 -- "Fleeing with children from the ferocious fire",” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed December 11, 2017, http://www.ideasproject.org/items/show/3334.