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ID Code 3503-0006
Artifact Name Melted glasses lens
Donor Kikuma Yamamoto
Receiving Date 1962/06/02
Size (W×H×D) (mm)
Distance from the Hypocenter(m) 1000
Number 2
Location Kokutaiji, Senda areas
Description Donator Kikuma Yamamoto (then, 43) was exposed on the way to work and burned all over his neck and back. Managing to get home, he found his wife, Yoshiko (then, 40), trapped under the collapsed house. Kikuma was unable to extricate Yoshiko before flames enveloped the area. Three months later, he found this glasses lens in the burnt rubble of his home. The hot fires had melted the lens into this shape.


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