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3-1-1-2Belongings of three junior high students

900 m from the hypocenter Koami-cho

The first- and second-year students in Hiroshima Municipal Junior High School were engaged in building demolition. Most of them died. These clothes were worn by three of the students killed in the bombing.
Each article conveys the deep sorrow of parents who lost their beloved sons.

 

Cap and belt
Donated by Kurakichi Tsuda

 

Eiichi Tsuda (13), a first-year student, was wearing this cap and belt.
His father searched for Eiichi despite his own injuries and found his body near Temma Bridge before noon the next day.

Eiichi Tsuda

Eiichi Tsuda
Courtesy of Kazuo Minoda

Student uniform
Donated by Shigeharu Fukuoka

 

Second-year student Hajime Fukuoka (14) was wearing this uniform.
His mother desperately searched for him, but never found him. Receiving notification from several places, his mother collected ashes from each place but could confirm non as his.
This uniform brought to the family by a classmate's father who deciphered the barely legible nametag was the only certain trace ever found of Hajime.

Hajime Fukuoka

Hajime Fukuoka
Courtesy of Shigeharu Fukuoka

Gaiters
Donated by Kiyo Ueda

 

First-year student Masayuki Ueda (12) was wearing these gaiters.
He fled to neighboring Fukushima-cho and was saved by a resident of the town. His father and older sister searched desperately for Masayuki, but didn't learn his whereabouts in time, Masayuki died on August 8 without seeing his family again.

Masayuki Ueda

Masayuki Ueda
Courtesy of Hisako Ueda

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