Hiroshima 65 Years After

Hiroshima o shirazaru
ko-ra yo ryùtó-e

Children —
floating lit paper lanterns
not knowing Hiroshima

A ceremony was held to mark 65 years since the atomic bombing of the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

Representatives from 75 nations – including the United States, which dropped the bomb – were among thousands who gathered to remember the moment that changed the world.

A bell was rung at the precise moment the nuclear bomb ‘Little Boy’ was dropped by a US plane – just after 0800 on August 6, 1945.

Around 140,000 people died, some instantly, others later from the effects of the radiation.

Image: Hiroshima Daily Photo
Haiku: Yasuhiko Shigemoto

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