The Atomic Bomb - 75 years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki

25 September - 17 January 2021

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From 25 September to 17 January 2021 Japan Museum SieboldHuis will present the exhibition: ‘The Atomic Bomb. 75 Years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki’. See the impact the atomic bomb had on the city and its population and learn how, 75 years later, the aftermath has left its mark.

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Photo left: Hiroshima, August 6 1945, 8:15 a.m. Photo: US Armed Forces
Photo right: Nagasaki, August 9 1945, 11:02 a.m. Photo: US military, donated by Stimson Center, courtesy of Hiroshima University

In this exhibition inhabitants of Hiroshima and Nagasaki recall the effects the bomb had on their surroundings. Unique exhibits from Hiroshima and Nagasaki -on loan for the first time in Europe- will be on display.

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Photo left: The dark pattern from this womans's kimono was burned into her skin by the heat ray, Hiroshima ca. August 15, 1945. Photo Kimura Gonichi
Photo right: Human shadow on stone. Photo: Matsushige Yoshito, courtesy of Chugoku Shimbun

Against a background of historical, military and political events, dramatic photos and films give first-hand accounts in interviews by inhabitants of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Items such as a wristwatch that stood still at the time of the explosion, scorched clothing and melted coins all bear witness to the overwhelming devastation of the bomb. International artists take a contemporary look at this historic event in sculptures, paintings and photos.Witness the aftershock 75 years after the bomb.

Photos left to right:
-Pocket watch, collection The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
-Blouse, donated by Abe Hatsuko, collection The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
- Lump of small melted bowls, donated by Honda Toshio, collection The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

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