A-bomb drawings


Code NG460-15
Creator Haruo Ikegame
Age at the time of bombing 20
Donator Hideko Ikegame
Date of the scene
Distance from hypocenter (m)
Location Kokutaiji, Senda areas
Dimension (cm) 34.5×685.5
Caption Female student hands me a watch and says, “Tell my family.”

Haruo Ikegame (20 at the time of the bombing, 77 when he drew this picture)

Artist's explanation
At a relief station in Senda-machi were many female students who had been mobilized to demolish buildings. One of them said, "Excuse me, but could you please tell my family that I'm here?" With that she put out her right hand, which was holding a watch. "Please accept this as the messenger's fee." I was speechless.

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