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A-bomb Artifacts

ID Code 8205-0016
Artifact Name Commuting Pass
Donor BABA Chikao
Receiving Date 2015/07/26
Size (W×H×D) (mm) 60×72
Distance from the Hypocenter(m) 2000
Number 1
Location Kokutaiji, Senda areas
Description Commuting Pass
Donated by Chikao Baba
Approx. 2,000m from the hypocenter Senda-machi
Mr. Chikao Baba (then, 13), a first-year student of the Mechanics Course of Hiroshima Prefectural Hiroshima Technical School at the time, was exposed to the A-bombing while at school. Immediately after seeing the flash, Chikao was blown away by the bomb blast. He was rescued by someone in a dim state of consciousness from under the fallen school building. His left cheek was pierced, but he did not feel any pain. His close friend had also been rescued from the debris, but he died soon. Leaving for home, Chikao walked to Ozu-machi together with some other people, while avoiding fires. Along the way, he saw hell on earth. At around 3:00, he reached Yaga Station and rode a shuttle train, where many passengers had already died, probably because of the sudden release of the tension that had sustained them on their escape from the disaster.


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