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ID Code 1101-0003
Artifact Name Melted Hanging Lantern
Donor Kanbe Toshimune
Receiving Date 1969/08/02
Size (W×H×D) (mm) 270×530×200
Distance from the Hypocenter(m)
Number 1
Location Yoshijima, Funairi, Kan-on areas
Description Melted hanging lantern
Donation / Kanbe Toshimune
This artifact was found in Funairi-machi. Kanbe (then, 52), was exposed at work at Kyobashi-cho. His second son Satoshi (then, 22), exposed at work at First Hiroshima Prefectural Junior High School, was trapped under the collapsed wooden building. Though he begged for help, waving his free hand from the rubble, he perished in the fire. The next day, Kanbe dug the still hot bones of his son from the ashes.


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