” But, even as world leaders and ordinary citizens alike immediately began struggling to process the metaphorical aftershocks, one specific set of people had to face something else.For the survivors of those ruined cities, the coming of the bomb was a personal event before it was a global one.We rushed home and found my sister – she was shell-shocked, but fine.
The leaflets were confiscated immediately by the kenpei (Imperial Japanese Army).
When the nuclear age began, there was no mistaking it.
The decision by the United States to drop the world’s first atomic weapons on two Japanese cities—Hiroshima first, on Aug.
Amid the death and destruction, some combination of luck or destiny or smarts saved them—and therefore saved the voices that can still tell the world what it looks like when human beings find new and terrible ways to destroy one another.
Today, photographer Haruka Sakaguchi is seeking out those individuals, asking them to give a testimony about what they lived through and to write a message to future generations.