A giveaway to mark the anniversary of Hiroshima Day.
Hiroshima is synonymous with the first hostile use of an atomic bomb. Many people think of this ocA giveaway to mark the anniversary of Hiroshima Day.
Hiroshima is synonymous with the first hostile use of an atomic bomb. Many people think of this occurrence as an event in the past, to be studied from history books. Shimako Murai believes otherwise: for her, the bomb has affected countless people for decades, in ways all the more menacing for their unpredictability and invisibility. This single-act play, based on a true story, tells the tale of two such people: on the surface successful modern women, yet each bearing hidden scars. Although it is harrowing in parts, rather than attributing blame it affirms the desire of the local people to live in the present and look to the future - but never forget the past.
In 2016 a further 5530 Hiroshima "Hibakusha" died and were added to the memorial in Peace Park on 6 August 2017, making the total 308,725. Combined with Nagasaki, there are still 164,621 Hibakusha alive (at the time of writing), average age 81....more
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