Hiroshima: Peace Memorial Museum, Art by Survivors, 16 -- "Searching for mother among the straw mats"

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Title

Hiroshima: Peace Memorial Museum, Art by Survivors, 16 -- "Searching for mother among the straw mats"

Subject

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

Description

Searching for mother among the straw mats -- Explanation by the artist: "My mother, who lived in HIroshima, was missing so my aunt and I (I was 6 years old), who had been at an evacuation site, went to the riverbank near Misasa. We searched for her under the straw mats covering the many people who had breathed their last on the riverbank. One face was swollen reddish copper, but was still white around the eyes (probably where glasses had reflected the heat ray). Under the mid-summer sun, the stench was unbearable." -- The artist was 6 at the time of the bombing, 63 at the time 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

Kuwamoto, Katsuko

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

ecasia000764
ecasia_a_000764

Coverage

Japan
Japan - Showa 1926 - 1989
2002
Japan (country) Chugoku (region) Hiroshima (prefecture) Hiroshima (inhabited place)
7004499

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Physical Dimensions

1200 w x 867 h 150 ppi

Files

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Citation

Kuwamoto, Katsuko, “Hiroshima: Peace Memorial Museum, Art by Survivors, 16 -- "Searching for mother among the straw mats",” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed December 15, 2017, http://www.ideasproject.org/items/show/3344.