Hiroshima: Peace Memorial Museum, Art by Survivors, 08 -- "Water! Water, please!"

Dublin Core

Title

Hiroshima: Peace Memorial Museum, Art by Survivors, 08 -- "Water! Water, please!"

Subject

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

Description

Water! Water, please! -- Explanation by the Artist: -- "'Water! Water! Water!' Voices reverberated through the brick building. I was told, 'get their names and addresses,' so I went around asking them. Some moved their mouths but I couldn't hear what they said. Some were already dead. One answered clearly. 'I'm Hitoshi Miyake. first year, Class 1, First Hiroshima Prefectural Junior High School.' A little later I went back to see him and Hitoshi was dead, too. Thinking about how he must have felt, I felt compelled to report his death to his family. On my way home, I found his house and told them. His parents just cried and cried." -- The scene depicted was 2,670 meters from the hypocenter, Hiroshima Army clothing Depot, Deshio-cho (now, Deshio-cho 2-chome). The artist was 17 at the time of the bombing, 74 when she 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

Sato, Yasuko

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

ecasia000756
ecasia_a_000756

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 835 h, 150 ppi

Files

https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/9473/archive/files/48f439bdde5cfc55ca099b61142a25d3.jpg

Citation

Sato, Yasuko, “Hiroshima: Peace Memorial Museum, Art by Survivors, 08 -- "Water! Water, please!",” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed December 15, 2017, http://www.ideasproject.org/items/show/3337.