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ID Code 4103-0005
Artifact Name Deformed incense burner
Donor Yomoichi Taniyama
Receiving Date
Size (W×H×D) (mm) 90×75×55
Distance from the Hypocenter(m) 1200
Number 1
Location Kokutaiji, Senda areas
Description Yomoichi Taniyama (then, 62), his wife, Aiko (then, 50), and their third son, Makoto (then, 15), were exposed to the A-bomb in their home. As flames licked up around them, they fled desperately through the rubble of destroyed houses. Arriving at the river, they found terribly burned victims lying along it, and hundreds of corpses were flowing by in the current. For nearly a year after the bombing, the Taniyama family suffered from fever, diarrhea and other symptoms. This incense burner had been on the Buddhist altar in their home; it was dug from the burned ruins two or three years later.


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