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Narratives of A-bomb Experience

Some atomic-bomb survivors are active as "kataribe," storytellers who recount their personal atomic bomb experiences to younger generations, in the strong hope that there will never again be A-bomb victims, and that all nuclear weapons will be eliminated from the Earth. However, as the A-bomb survivors age, each year we have fewer opportunities to hear their stories. This section introduces the stories of three A-bomb survivors who still continue their activities as kataribe. We hope that these stories will help readers realize what happened on the day Nagasaki was A-bombed, and will encourage them to think about what is important for our future.
"Plea of Atomic Bomb Survivor"
Ms. Sakue Shimohira
(10 years old at the time of the bombing)
"The Unforgettable Experience of the Atomic Bombing"
Mr. Yoshiro Yamawaki
(11 years old at the time of the bombing)
"A Monument to 11:02 a.m."
Mr. Koichi Wada
(18 years old at the time of the bombing)
For inquiries about the narratives of A-bomb survivors, please contact:
Nagasaki Foundation for the Promotion of Peace