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ID Code 1205-0065
Artifact Name Flower pot dug from the ruins of the house
Donor Kazuma Mukaida
Receiving Date 2005/08/06
Size (W×H×D) (mm)
Distance from the Hypocenter(m) 750
Number 1
Location Tokaichi, Nakahiro areas
Description Kazuma Mukaida (then, 20) was in Fukuoka when he heard that a different kind of bomb had been dropped on Hiroshima. He returned to his home in Hiroshima. In the rubble of his burnt house he found the body of his grandmother, Sawano (then, 65). His mother, Hideko, had crawled out of the house on her own strength and found her father, Tsunetaro (then, 68). She called him, but her last sight of him was his shaking his head and saying, "It's finished for me." She escaped to the home of a relative. Hideko, who had been only lightly injured, also died on August 19. Kazuma's younger sister Kazuyo, a mobilized student at First Hiroshima Municipal Girls High School, was exposed at her building demolition worksite. Her body was never found. Several days later, Kazuma and his younger brother Shizuma dug the flower pot from the ruins of the family home.


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