A-bomb drawings


Code NG034-02
Creator KATO Yoshinori
Age at the time of bombing 17
Date of the scene 1945/8/6
Distance from hypocenter (m) 1,800m
Location Hijiyama, Niho areas
Dimension (cm) 24×33
Caption I had no choice but to run, away from the voices calling for help
1,800m from the hypocenter Dambara Elementary School
Kanaya-cho (now, Matoba-cho 2-chome)
August 6, 1945, around 10:30 a.m.
Drawn by Yoshinori Kato (age 17 at the time of the bombing)
[Excerpt of artist comment]
The elementary school had collapsed completely, and became engulfed in flames while its pupils remained trapped underneath. “Help!” I could hear the shouts squeezed out with all their remaining strength, but had no choice but to run from the falling sparks of fire.

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