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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

XIV "CROWS"

CROWS

Koreans and Japanese look alike.
In those mercilessly charred faces how can one see a difference?

"After the Bomb, the bodies of the Koreans were left on the streets to the very last.
Some were alive but few. Nothing to be done.
Crows descending from the sky. Hoedes of crows.
Coming down to eat the eyes of the Koreans.
Eat the eyes."*

Even in death, Koreans were discriminated against.
Even at death, Japanese discriminated against Koreans.
Asian both, hit by the Bomb.

Beautiful chima chogori.
Flying through the sky to Korea the homeland.
We respectfully offer this painting.
We pray.

NOTE:
In the Mitsubishi Shipyards in Nagasaki, there were forced laborers from Korea numbering more than 5000.
There were also many Korean forced laborers in Hiroshima.
In South Korea alone today, there are approximately 15,000 Atomic Bomb survivors who have no official recognition as such as have received no assistance.

* from the writings of Michiko Ishimure.


(The Hiroshima Panels XIV "CROWS" 1972, 1.8m×7.2m)