the Special Exhibit
Photos by Hajime Miyatake: Injured Victims
Fukuya Department Store as Relief Station
A-bombed soldiers
Approx. 710m from the hypocenter, Ebisu-cho
Its interior completely gutted, Fukuya Department Store was temporarily converted into a relief station, largely for soldiers who had been exposed at the Western Drill Ground and other nearby locations.
Cremating corpses
Approx. 740m from the hypocenter, Horikawa-cho
Soldiers who died in Fukuya Department Store were carried to the open area south of the store and cremated in groups. Because cremating huge numbers of bodies was so difficult and time-consuming, temporary crematoria were hastily established all over the city.
Soldier burned on the face and hands
Approx. 710m from the hypocenter, Ebisu-cho
All the exposed skin of this soldier, who faced the heat ray directly, was burned.
Truck Carrying the Injured
Approx. 920m from the hypocenter, in front of Nippon Kangyo Bank Hiroshima Branch, Kami-nagarekawa-cho (now, Ebisu-cho)
After the bombing, the city was forced to set up relief stations in the neighboring counties of Aki, Saeki, and Asa. When these filled beyond capacity, the injured were dispatched by train, truck, and boat to even further flung cities, towns, and villages. Virtually no existing photos show this transport process.
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A seated rescue worker feeds a little girl bits of a rice ball from a bowl placed near her head. With no more than a layer of straw and a cushion or two separating the injured bodies from the wooden boards of the truck bed, they must have suffered greatly.
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An Exhibition of Photographs
by Hajime Miyatake and
Eiichi Matsumoto-Hiroshima
after the Atomic Bombing

Photos by Hajime Miyatake: Injured Victims
    * Entering Hiroshima
    * Fukuya Department Store as Relief Station
    * Truck Carrying the Injured
    * An emergency relief station and cremation site near the foot of Sumiyoshi Bridge
    * Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital in Turmoil
    * Marks of the Blast
    * In the Ruins
  Photos by Eiichi Matsumoto: The Destroyed City
    * The Hypocenter and Vicinity
    * Kamiya-cho and Hondori
    * Moto-machi
    * Nobori-cho
    * Senda-machi and Minami-machi
    * Hijiyama and Dambara
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