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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

IV "RAINBOW"

RAINBOW

A naked soldier with a sword
and in military boots.
A soldier with broken arms and crushed legs.
And covering their ragged skin with blankets
sick soldiers hurrying to nowhere.

Stillness on the earth.
Dead silence like the sound of water
sinking into the ground.
Suddenly a maddened soldier pointed to the heavens
screaming over and over.
"Here it comes! The B-29!"
There was no shadow of an airolane anywhere.
Wounded horses, frenzied horses.
Raging crazy.

American soldiers who had come
to bombard this land were
taken prisoner and held captive un army barracks.
The Atomic Bomb kills foe and friend--
Two of them still in handcuffs
were found lying on the side of the road
near the Dome.

Dust and smoke from the hell
blown high high up in the sky.
The cloud poured large raindrops
from it's swelling shape.

And darkened was the sky .
But lo! a rainbow appeared
brilliantly in the seven colors.


(The Hiroshima Panels IV "RAINBOW" 1951, 1.8m×7.2m)