the Special Exhibit
A-bombed weeping willow
September 3, 2005
East end of Tsurumi Bridge
Photographs taken of the devastated city in the immediate aftermath of the atomic bombing are extremely significant. Because the two photographers braved the post-bombing turmoil to take these photos and carefully hid them through the occupation when reporting on the atomic bombings was strictly prohibited, we can see with our own eyes what happened to these cities 60 years ago. The importance of the reality they recorded explains why Hajime Miyatake and Eiichi Matsumoto protected their film all those years. These photos convey the reality of the atomic bombings. They are a legacy shared by all who seek peace.
Supervision : FMr.MichioIde
Cooperation : FAsahi Shimbun Campany

List of Sources
Title page,5,7-36:Photo/Mr.Hajime Miyatake, Courtesy/Asahi Shimbun Campany
Title page,39-65:Photo/Mr.Eiichi Matsumoto, Courtesy/Asahi Shimbun Campany
1,4:Courtesy/Ms.Yoshiko Miyatake, Collection/Asahi Shimbun Campany
2:Courtesy/Mr.Tamotsu Matsumoto
3:Collection/Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
37:Courtesy/Asahi Shimbun Campany
38:Courtesy/Chugoku Shimbun Company
A-bombed weeping willow:Collection/Hiroshima city office

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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