What are Hiroshima memory keepers feeling now,
and trying to pass on?
Records of interviews with An A-bomb survivors,
A-bomb Legacy Successor, and peace volunteers.
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I have never seen such a red, beautiful, round thing.
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I think it is important for us to know and remember what A-bomb survivors experienced, but at the same time, it is important to know that there were a lot of people who couldn’t even talk about their experiences.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum curator
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I will be happy if one person gets motivated by my storytelling, one person out of a group of 50.
a story[Vol.19]Keiko Ogura
Starting to give my A-bomb testimony, I learned that there are hibakusha all over the world.
a story[Vol.18]Keiko Aoki
We have to relay their thoughts. We must not forget. We must pass their experiences down to the next generation. That is what I feel strongly.
a story[Vol.18]Keiko Nakagawa
When my mother said to me,“Keiko-chan, death isn’t terrible. It isn’t frightening,” I thought, “Oh, that airplane is going to drop a bomb. And then, I’ll die.” Looking back now, it is amazing that a nine-year-old girl prepared for her death, then.
a story[Vol.17]Yoko Wada
Now, many people are giving their A-bomb testimonies. I think that we, who were third-graders at the time of the A-bombing, might be the last generation who can talk about what we witnessed.
a story[Vol.17]Haruki Yamaguchi
We put much emphasis on asking the participants questions and having a dialogue, rather than conveying information to them one-sidedly.
a story[Vol.16]Nurhaizal Azam
It is important to know the fact that two Malayans were killed by the A-bomb in Hiroshima.
a story[Vol.16]Miwako Kanbe
When I help a pregnant mother deliver a baby on August 6, I say to her, “If you don’t mind, would you offer a silent prayer with me?”
a story[Vol.15]Lee Jongkeun
Treat others, yourself and things with love and care. If you are considerate, you’ll have no discrimination in your mind. Friends on your side are your treasures.
a story[Vol.15]Emi Imada
I would like the children I am teaching to be people who can give other people an opportunity to get involved in peace activities.
a story[Vol.14]Mitsuo Kodama
I have determined to keep on speaking out to the whole world, for the rest of my life, about how horrible radiation is.
a story[Vol.13]Masayo Mori
You should always be aware of social problems as they affect you, then listen to the survivors' stories. Don’t be indifferent to politics, peace or poverty. This is necessary in order to have a dialogue.
a story[Vol.12]Hisako Kimura
Listen sincerely to survivors and think about what you can do for yourself.
To think about your future is the duty of young people living in the victim country of the atomic bombs.
"Interviews with HIROSHIMA memory keepers" is a part of project that Hiroshima「」– 3rd Generation Exhibition: Succeeding to History
We have recorded interviews with A-bomb survivors, A-bomb Legacy Successors, and peace volunteers since 2015.
What are Hiroshima memory keepers feeling now, and what are they trying to pass on?
What can we learn from the bombing of Hiroshima? What messages can we convey to the next generation? Please share your ideas.