#About August 6
Interviews with A-bomb survivors, A-bomb Legacy Successors, and peace volunteers.
Pass down a storyVol.18
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.
Pass down a storyVol.17
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.
Pass down a storyVol.16
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?”
Pass down a storyVol.15
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.
Pass down a storyVol.14
I have determined to keep on speaking out to the whole world, for the rest of my life, about how horrible radiation is.
Pass down a storyVol.13
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.
Pass down a storyVol.12
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.
Pass down a storyVol.11
Thinking about the A-bombing is thinking about humans.
Pass down a storyVol.10
There were about 2,000 children who didn’t survive, even though they weren’t exposed to the A-bombing. I decided to be a storyteller to let people know what real war was like for them.
Pass down a storyVol.9
I have been grateful to those foreign students from the bottom of my heart. They always helped and supported us. We were comforted and encouraged by them.
Pass down a storyVol.8
I will be happy if one person gets motivated by my storytelling, one person out of a group of 50.
Pass down a storyVol.7
I want to tell people that using nuclear weapons only ends up in a cruel disaster like the one I experienced.
"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.