被爆者は、いま

Conveying their A-bomb Experience

More than half a century after the atomic bombing, the survivors, called hibakusha in Japanese, are becoming quite elderly. Their average age as of March 31, 2001, is over 70 years. As many have passed away, their numbers are dwindling.
    Some hibakusha are confined to hospitals due to aftereffects, and many live in fear, wondering when the radiation might strike.

Hibakusha telling their A-bomb experiences
Hibakusha find it very painful to recall their A-bomb experiences, yet many of them overcome this pain to tell their experiences to young people to help the next generation understand how extremely important peace is.
November 1994
A hibakusha telling his A-bomb experience to high school students on a field trip in front of the A-bomb Monument of the Hiroshima Municipal Girls' High School on Peace Boulevard.