the Special Exhibit
Photos by Eiichi Matsumoto: The Destroyed City
Canna blooming in the rubble
Approx. 820m from the hypocenter, Moto-machi
Even in the burned plain, roots of plants and trees were still alive. This canna sprouted and bloomed in the burned ruins near the Artillery First Reserve of the Chugoku Regional Military Headquarters. Eiichi Matsumoto: "I just had a feeling there was something strange about this, so I snapped the shutter."
Stone lantern at Hiroshima Gokoku Shrine
Approx. 370m from the hypocenter, Moto-machi
The fire plate on top of the lantern was blown off, and just as the blast lifted the upper foundation stone, a branch from a tree blew in and was trapped under it.
The stone torii gate in front of Hiroshima Gokoku Shrine
Approx. 350m from the hypocenter, Moto-machi
In 1956, the shrine was moved onto the grounds of the rebuilt Hiroshima Castle and Hiroshima Municipal Baseball Stadium was built where the shrine had been. One of these broken footings, was discovered in 1971 during a sewerage construction project. It was moved approximately 20 meters south from where it was found and is preserved on the north side of the Hiroshima Youth Center.
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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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