Taniguchi Sumiteru miraculously survived after being hospitalized for four years. He went on to co-found Nihon Hidankyo and has become an iconic figure in Japanese political culture. To this day he endures open wounds and seriously compromised health.
The memorial cenotaph is the central feature of the Hiroshima Peace Park on the site of the A-bomb’s ground zero. The names of the victims are deposited here, with additional names added each year on the anniversary of the A-bombing. In the background is the A-bomb dome, the remains of an exposition center adjacent to the epicenter.
In Search of Water
Desperate for water to drink and to cool their burns people turned to cisterns, where many died.