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A-bomb Artifacts

ID Code 1106-0010
Artifact Name Flag with "Reconstruction"written in charcoal ink
Donor Taiji Obara
Receiving Date 1976/08/11
Size (W×H×D) (mm) 430×730
Distance from the Hypocenter(m) 900
Number 1
Location Tokaichi, Nakahiro areas
Description Flag with "Reconstruction" written in charcoal ink
Donation / Taiji Obara
Tomojiro Obara (then, 61) was exposed about 1,000 meters from the hypocenter at Eno-machi, and was trapped under his fallen house. The next day, he put this flag on top of the safe still standing in the ruins of his house. The flag carried his hopes for reconstruction. About a week after the bombing, Tomojiro took to his bed. He died on September 1 at his place of refuge in Mitaki.


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