the Special Exhibit
Photos by Eiichi Matsumoto: The Destroyed City
Signs saying "War Victim's Grave"
Approx. 1,400m from the hypocenter, Kami-nagarekawa-cho (now, Nobori-cho)
One of the signs says "Grave of 38 War Victims." In July 1987, an excavation based on this photograph was conducted in Shukkeien Garden. Several thousand remains were discovered, and it was confirmed that 64 people were in these graves, as marked.
Takueichi, the pond in Shukkeien Garden, and broken pine trees
Approx. 1,390m from the hypocenter, Kami-nagarekawa-cho (now, Nobori-cho)
Shukkeien was the garden of the second home of the Asano clan, rulers of the Hiroshima Fiefdom. The people came to know it as Sentei. At about 2 p.m. that day, the trees started to burn. Most of the buildings and trees in the garden were lost.
Senda-machi and Minami-machi
The inside of the Hiroshima District Monopoly Bureau showing burns left by the heat ray
Approx. 2,280m from the hypocenter, Minami-machi 2-chome
The two-story ferroconcrete Hiroshima District Monopoly Bureau building stands along the Kyobashigawa River. The marks of the heat ray remain on the column near the window on the west side facing the hypocenter.
The toppled railing on Miyuki Bridge
Approx. 2,270m from the hypocenter, Miyuki Bridge
This granite railing was toppled by the blast. The upstream railing closest to the hypocenter toppled onto the sidewalk. The downstream railing fell into the river.
Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital
Approx. 1,500m from the hypocenter, Senda-machi 1-chome
All wooden buildings were totally burned, but desperate firefighting saved the main building and Annexes 1 and 2 from the fire. Five patients and 69 hospital staff were killed. Immediately after the bombing, the Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital became a relief station. It has continued since to play a major role in the treatment of survivors.
Hiroshima Electric Railway Company Head Office
Approx. 1,950m from the hypocenter, Senda-machi 3-chome (now, Higashi-senda-machi 2-chome)
Its external walls crumbled under the blast and are seen here partially collapsed. The office managed to escape the fire, but the company sustained enormous damage. Its 70 streetcars running around the city were damaged or destroyed. Two hundred eleven employees died and 289 were injured. Thirty students at the Hiroshima Dentetsu Domestic Science Gilrs School who were working that day as conductors or drivers died.
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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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