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A-bomb Survivor Testimony and Film Screening

More than a half century has passed since the atomic bombings, and the passing on of war and survivor experiences has become a major issue.
To raise peace consciousness and ensure that the A-bomb experience is conveyed accurately to coming generations, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum provides opportunities for the visitors to listen to eyewitness testimony by A-bomb survivors and to see A-bomb documentary films.

A) A-bomb Survivor Testimony (Fee required)

An A-bomb survivor describes his or her own A-bomb experience and the facts about the A-bombing.
Arrangement of an interpreter is required.
Please hand the designated sum of money as a transportation fee to the survivor after the testimony.
*Standard fee per testimony

VENUE In Hiroshima City 6,000 yen 10,000 yen
Around Hiroshima City
(e.g. Miyajima)
10,000 yen 15,000 yen

 *You can also listen to an account by an A-bomb survivor in your country through the Internet video conferencing system. It is free of charge. This service is only available for those outside of Japan. Please check the following for more information.
    A-bomb Testimony through the Internet Video Conferencing (PDF)

B) Film Screening (Free)

Films related to the A-bombings (e.g. "Hiroshima: A Mother's Prayer") can be shown at the venues mentioned below.


Please select one from the following time slots.

  1. 1) 9:30 to 10:30
  2. 2) 11:00 to 12:00
  3. 3) 13:00 to 14:00
  4. 4) 14:30 to 15:30
  5. 5) 16:00 to 17:00


The museum assigns a room based on the number of visitors and room availability.

  1. 1) Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum (East Building, B1)
    • Peace Memorial Hall (312 seats)
    • Meeting Room 1 (150 seats)
    • Meeting Room 2 (50 seats)
  2. 2) Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims (B1)
    • Seminar Room (100 seats)
    • Note 1) Advanced booking is required. Please apply at least one month prior to your visit.
    • Note 2) Peace education is available daily, except for August 6 and from December 29 to January 3.
    • Note 3) An A-bomb survivor can be sent to your hotel or other places you have reserved for giving testimony up until 7 pm.

For further information, please contact:

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Outreach Division
1-2 Nakajima-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811 Japan
FAX: +81-82-247-2464

Loan/Donation of A-bomb Exhibit & Peace Education Materials

We lend out the materials listed below for exhibitions and peace learning to non-profit entities and individuals, in order to disseminate the facts of the A-bomb damage to as many people as possible, and to raise awareness for peace. Some of the materials are available for donation if a user desires its continued use.

A) Posters

Overview Available languages
Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Poster Set
[ Printed materials ]
Set of 30 photographic posters describing the state of the A-bomb damage. 90×62cm
(36×24 inches)

3kg per set
(6.6 lbs per set)
Japanese, English, Korean Chinese, Russian, French, Italian, German, Spanish
*available for donation
Hiroshima-Nagasaki A-bomb Exhibition:Optional Posters
[ Electronic data ]
51 posters to supplement the A-bomb exhibition.
Note) The posters can be loaned only to supplement the above A-bomb posters.

・ Path to the atomic bombing(4 posters)
・ Hiroshima and Nagasaki before the bombings(3 posters)
・ Material witnesses: A-bomb artifacts(15 posters)
・ A-bomb drawings by survivors(28 posters)
・ How to fold a paper crane(1 poster)
DVD English
*for loan only
Posters of Sadako and Paper Cranes
[ Electronic data ]
Set of 25 posters exploring the realities of the atomic bombing and the importance of peace in a manner accessible to younger generations. The posters illustrate the child victims of the A-bomb, featuring the life of Sadako Sasaki, who died of A-bomb-induced leukemia. DVD Japanese, English, Russian, French, Spanish
*for loan only

Printed materials "Posters of Sadako and Paper Cranes" are also available for loan upon request (English only, 85×60cm, 2.6kg per set). The cost for both outward and return transportation will be charged to the user. Outgoing shipment will be delivered COD by FedEx or DHL, so the user will need a FedEx or DHL account number. Please provide the number when applying.

Atomic Bomb Poster Set
[ Printed materials ]

Posters of Sadako
and Paper Cranes
[ Electronic data ]


Overview Available languages
The Hiroshima Bombing and Nuclear Weapons ~Study Guide~
[ Electronic data ]
14-page booklet that presents a summary of Hiroshima atomic bombing, Hiroshima A-bomb damage, and the current situation regarding the nuclear weapons.
(This booklet will be sent by email. Please fill in recipient's email address in the application.)
PDF file Japanese, English
*available for donation

C) DVD (Film Collection)

Overview Available languages
A Mother’s Prayer
(1990 / 30 min./
Color and some black and white
Documentary film that calls for the abolition of nuclear weapons and notes the importance of peace from mothers’ points of view in Hiroshima at the time of the A-bombing.
Color and some black and white / 30 min.
Japanese, English, Korean, Chinese, Russian, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Thai, Indonesian, Malay, Portuguese, Arabic
*available for donation
Hiroshima Witness
(1986~ /148 min./ Color)
Film containing testimonies of fifteen Hiroshima A-bomb survivors. English
*available for donation
From Hiroshima to the Future–Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
(2008 / 28 min./ Color)
Promotional film presenting the outline of the Museum's exhibits, peace study programs and other activities. Japanese, English
*available for donation
The Effects of the Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
(1946 / Black and white / Hiroshima 81 min. Nagasaki 83 min.)
Documentary film shot in Hiroshima and Nagasaki immediately after the A-bombings. Production started in September 1945, completed in April 1946. Taken immediately to the US, it was known in Japan as "the phantom A-bomb film." It was returned and first shown to the public in 1967. English (Japanese subtitles)
*for loan only
The Children of Nagasaki
(2005 / 30 min./
Color and some black and white)
Documentary film made from actual footage of Nagasaki immediately after the A-bombing and testimonies of A-bomb survivors. (*language option)
Japanese / English
*for loan only
On a Paper Crane
(1993 / 27 min./ Color)
Child-friendly animation that explains the importance of peace and the abolition of nuclear weapons. This film is based on the true story of Sadako Sasaki, who was exposed to the A-bombing as a child and died of leukemia when she was12 years old. (*language option)
Japanese / English / French
*for loan only
Pica Don
(1978/ 10 min./ Color)
Animation that appeals for world peace by describing the disaster and tragic consequences of the A-bomb explosion in Hiroshima, on August 6th, 1945. Silent film
*for loan only

Some films are available on video. Please inquire about available languages and systems.


Four of the above items can be donated if continued use is desired: “Hiroshima-Nagasaki A-bomb Photo Posters (30 posters),”
“Hiroshima: A Mother’s Prayer,”“Hiroshima Witness,” and “From Hiroshima to the Future – Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.”
All the other items are for loan only and need to be returned after use.


Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum will only cover the outbound shipping fees.
“Hiroshima-Nagasaki A-bomb Photo Posters (30 posters)” will only be mailed as surface mail.
Please submit an application well in advance of the proposed delivery date.

For countries in Asia, Oceania, North America or Central America
→ no later than two months (60 days) prior to the proposed delivery date

For countries in Europe, South America or Africa
→ no later than three months (90 days) prior to the proposed delivery date

We accept delivery within one month of receipt of application, provided that the user uses FedEx or DHL and bears all shipping costs (COD). For DVDs, mailing methods according to your proposed delivery date (surface mail, SAL, or airmail) will be applied.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum is not responsible for any failure to deliver or delay in delivery caused by any event reasonably beyond the control of Museum.


Please submit a material utilization report after using the materials. Any format is acceptable.


Please complete an application form and send it back by email, mail, or fax to:

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Outreach Division
1-2 Nakajima-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811 Japan
FAX: +81-82-247-2464

Please attach a profile of the organization/group.

Hiroshima Nagasaki A-Bomb Exhibition