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ID Code 3107-0022
Artifact Name Leather Gaiters
Donor Syoshiro Kagawa
Receiving Date 2000/03/22
Size (W×H×D) (mm)
Distance from the Hypocenter(m) 700
Number 2
Location Tokaichi, Nakahiro areas
Description Having experienced the bombing at Koi Station, Shoshiro Kagawa (then 15), found his seriously injured mother Yoriko (then 35) on the morning of the 8th. On the morning of the 9th, he found the corpse of his father Kazue (then 41), who had been badly burned on the face and arms. Shoshiro found his father where the family belongings had been moved for safekeeping. Before his father's body was cremated, Shoshiro removed the gaiters as a keepsake. Yoriko died on September 2. Shoshiro never found the body of his 12-year-old sister Michiko.


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