A-bomb drawings


Code GE11-07
Creator Ayako Ariki
Age at the time of bombing 14
Date of the scene 1945/8/11
Distance from hypocenter (m) 2,500m
Location Koi, Kusatsu areas
Dimension (cm) 38.5×54
Caption Every face was uniformly black as coal, beyond recognition even for their own parents if they had been there. And they had no words or strength to stop them. I was just overwhelmed by the gestures with which they pleaded for water. Black as coal, black as ink. It was like the motion of a rug-like body. When my eyes caught theirs, I became paralyzed.

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