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ID Code 5101-0101
Artifact Name Dog nail
Donor YOKOCHI Shintaro
Receiving Date 2014/10/09
Size (W×H×D) (mm) 150×30×25
Distance from the Hypocenter(m) 1,700
Number 1
Location Yoshijima, Funairi, Kan-on areas
Description Dog nail
(Thick nail for building Japanese-style ships)
Donated by Shintaro Yokochi
1,700 m from the hypocenter Funairi-saiwai-cho
Tadayuki Yokochi was running a shipbuilding yard in Saka Town. He headed for the city center immediately after the atomic bombing to aid the shipbuilding union members. Three days later, he entered the city center again with his wife Fusami and his son Shintaro, and found this dog nail in the burnt-out ruins of the union's office.
 After Tadayuki died, Shintaro received this nail from him. He has been living in Portugal as a swimming teacher and has shared his experience of the bombing with his students up to the present day, showing them this nail.


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