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3-1-6Emotion Carried by the Brush


The haunting memories never faded. 
With a strong will to leave a record for future generations,

A-bomb survivors turned their memories into the lines, colors, and words on the drawings.

Every drawing speaks volumes about people facing the disaster of that day.

 

One day in 1974, an A-bomb survivor walked into the NHK Hiroshima Broadcasting Station carrying a single drawing that was based on his A-bomb experience. It led NHK to issue a call to create "A-bomb drawmgs by survivors" and 2,225 drawings were delivered. In 2002, another call was jointly issued by the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, NHK, Chugoku Shimbun newspaper, and other entities. In response, Hiroshima received an additional 1,338 A-bomb drawings. The drawings are currently held in the museum’s collection and have continually been collecting.