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ID Code 1209-0089
Artifact Name Kannon statue relief
Donor Shuichi Ishibashi
Receiving Date 2005/08/16
Size (W×H×D) (mm) 130×130×10
Distance from the Hypocenter(m) 900
Number 1
Location Yoshijima, Funairi, Kan-on areas
Description The donor's grandfather, Shuzo Ishibashi, director of Hiroshima Prefectural Hospital, was exposed in his office and trapped under the building when it collapsed. Somehow, working toward a beam of light that penetrated the pitch black, he worked his way out. As Hiroshima Prefectural Hospital had stored supplies and medicine at Furuta Elementary School in the western part of the city in case of emergency, it began relief activities there. Part of this statue he proudly displayed in his office was melted by the heat.


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