It was 1945.
For the first time in human history,
the Atomic Bomb was dropped over
And dropped once more over Nagasaki.
Then over Bikini Atoll,another first the Hydrogen Bomb was dropped. There a fishing boat called Lucky Dragon saild. The death ashes fell all around,and half a year later Aikichi Kuboyama died in his home port of Yaizu.
Sister's mother- and father-in-law
had hundreds of glass fragments
piercing their whole bodies.
Their ankles were swollen
as thick as thighs.
From our house we put them on a cart
and pulled it to their oldest son's home in Kaita
walking by the center of the blast.
It rained softly all day that day.
It rained often in Hiroshima after the Bomb.
but it seemed cold every day.
In tears she told us.
She said "Mother,forgive me!",
as she left her and ran.
Husband left wife,wife left husband,
parent left child,child left parent.
Rescue--it came later.
（The Hiroshima Panels VIII "RESCUE" 1954, 1.8m×7.2m）