XIV CROWS (1972)


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 Isimure.


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