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THE HIROSHIMA PANELS

Click on the thumbnails to see the full image of each panels and read the texts by Toshi Maruki.

1 GHOST
GHOST
2 FIRE
FIRE
3 WATER
WATER
4 RAINBOW
RAINBOW
5 BOYS AND GIRLS
BOYS AND GIRLS
6 ATOMIC DESERT
ATOMIC DESERT
7 BAMBOO THICKET
BAMBOO THICKET
8 RESCUE
RESCUE
9 YAIZU
YAIZU
10 PETITION
PETITION
11 MOTHER AND CHILD
MOTHER AND CHILD
12 FLOATING LANTERNS
FLOATING LANTERNS
13 DEATH OF AMERICAN PRISONERS OF WAR
DEATH OF AMERICAN PRISONERS OF WAR
14 CROWS
CROWS
15 NAGASAKI
NAGASAKI

XII "FLOATING LANTERNS"

FLOATING LANTERNS

On August sixth every year, the seven rivers of Hiroshima are filled with lanterns.
Painted with the names of fathers, mothers, and sisters,
they float on their way to the sea.

Almost there, pushed back flame snuffed out.
Darkly coming back in pieces.
Tossed by ocean waves.

That time, years past, these same rivers were filled.
With the corpses of those fathers mothers and sisters.


(The Hiroshima Panels XII "FLOATING LANTERNS" 1969, 1.8m×7.2m)