Human Shadow Etched in Stone
Human Shadow Etched in Stone


Donated by Sumitomo Bank, Hiroshima Branch
260m from the hypocenter

A person sitting on the bank steps waiting for it to open was exposed to the flash from the atomic bomb explosion. Receiving the rays directly from the front, the victim undoubtedly died on the spot from massive burns. The surface of the surrounding stone steps was turned whitish by the intense heat rays. The place where the person was sitting remained dark like a shadow.

 
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