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Welcome to Words without Borders annual queer issue. From raucous Mexican dives to hushed West African forests, with characters defying official crackdowns in Turkey and embracing new definitions of family in Israel, the work here explores the variety of queer experience around the world.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Hiroshima - 69th Anniversary of Atomic Bombing

NAKANO Kenichi 中野健一 (なかのけんいち)
A hell-like city in a sea of fire.
全市火の海となった地獄のような様子
Year of Birth: 1898 \ Age at time of blast: 47 \ Age when image created: 76
Date of image depicted: 1945/8/6
Distance from hypocenter in meters: 200
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
FUJISE Asako 藤瀬朝子 (ふじせあさこ)
Seen from Hijiyama Hill, the city was a bright red burning Hell.
真火にもえる市内を放心状態で眺める
Year of Birth: 1923 \ Age at time of blast: 22 \ Age when image created: 51
Date of image depicted: 1945/8/6
Distance from hypocenter in meters: 2000
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Octavia. I made a prompt for today at Poets United: http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/2014/08/poets-united-midweek-motif-hiroshima-or.html

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