Takakura Akiko

Age at the time of bombing: 19
Date of the scene:
Distance from hypocenter:
260 m
In front of Sumitomo Bank, Hiroshima Branch, Kamiya-cho, Hondori areas

Dimension: 40 × 38 cm

Black, black rain. Huge drops. People with injuries and burns. The ones still living craned their faces to the sky and opened their mouths wide to catch the drops. Hot bodies, so very hot, like balls of fire – they wanted water.

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