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Fotografia panorâmica por shigeo-hayashi Criado em 00:00, 05/10/1945 - Views loading...

Hiroshima after the Atomic Bomb (1 of 5) by Shigeo Hayashi

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1. RA119-134 photo by Shigeo HAYASHI / Photographed from a watchtower of the Hiroshima Prefectural Commerce Association / October 5, 1945 / Location: Moto-machi / Distance from hypocenter: approx. 260m

The photographer’s comments:
On October 1, 1945, I stood at the hypocenter of the Hiroshima atomic bombing and made a slow revolution. In that instant I had a difficulty grasping that this city had been felled by a single explosion. Nothing in my experience had prepared me to conceive of that magnitude of destructive force.

Working as an army engineer for three years, I had dealt with explosive materials on a daily basis, and I thought I knew their power. Standing there, I simply could not accept at an emotional level that a single bomb had done all this.

(taken from Shigeo Hayashi’s “Approaching Ground Zero” in Hiroshima and Nagasaki: the Atomic Bombings as Seen through Photographs and Artwork, Nihontosho Center.)

See the other Hiroshima 1945 panoramas.

  • Hasan Ismail 9 months ago
    I hope the day never has to come that man would do such atrocity ever again to our children's future.
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