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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

VI "ATOMIC DESERT"

ATOMIC DESERT

There was no food, nor medicine.
Houses were all burned,
the rain came in.
No electricity, no newspaper to read, no radio,
No doctor.

Both the dead and wounded
were food for maggots,
and swarms of flies buzzed.
The odor of the corpses was on the wind.

The Atomic Bomb exploded in human hearts
as well as upon human bodies.
Heedless of naked and ragged skin,
they would search for lost children
day after day.

Even now,
human bones are found in the soil
in Hiroshima.


(The Hiroshima Panels VI "ATOMIC DESERT" 1952, 1.8m×7.2m)