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ID Code 3504-0046
Artifact Name Wallet
Donor KIMURA Hideo
Receiving Date 2005/04/05
Size (W×H×D) (mm) 100×70×30
Distance from the Hypocenter(m) 1100
Number 1
Location Tokaichi, Nakahiro areas
Description Yutaka, Hideo Kimura's older brother, was exposed at Hirose Elementary School, where he was stationed when he was drafted for national defense. Their father, Sadakichi, searched the city for Yutaka for days, but never found him. The last place he looked was under the rubble of the auditorium of Hirose Elementary School. The painful sight he encountered was Yutaka's head and torso. In the pocket of his shirt was the wallet Sadakichi recognized as having been bought by Yutaka's sister. Sadakichi thus identified his son and cremated him on the spot.


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