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Handing Down Hiroshima's Experience

About this project

The challenge of handing down the experiences of Hiroshima and Nagasaki has become a keen concern as survivors age. We hope that children will receive these memories in both their hearts and minds. Toward this end, ANT-Hiroshima conducts various activities to share survivors’ experiences with others, such as through seminars, courses, and performances.

Course for inheriting survivors’ experiences

Since 2017, ANT-Hiroshima has been offering annual seven-session courses for adults on basic knowledge of radiation, the atomic bombings and their effects, hibakusha in Japan and around the world, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), nuclear waste, and related topics. The course aims to provide participants with various relevant facts, ideas, and lessons learned, in order to help them develop a foundation for their own actions. The lecturers are experts in these fields, including Nanao Kamada, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Hiroshima University, who has made it his life’s work to treat A-bomb survivors and research the effects of the atomic bombings.

Recitation plays

Accounts and poems left behind by A-bomb survivors strike a chord with readers because they express truths and emotions that could only have been written by someone with firsthand knowledge of the bombing. We believe that by reading and sharing accounts and poems by suvivors, we can share their memories and thoughts and pass them on to the next generation. Following the wishes of A-bomb survivors, from 2015 to 2019 ANT-Hiroshima annually invited junior high school students in Hiroshima to see a performance of “The Clouds in Summer Won’t Forget," an A-bomb recitation play composed of A-bomb poems left by children and memorials written by bereaved families. Since 2020, ANT-Hiroshima has coordinated professional recitation play readers to perform at junior high schools, as well as assisted student performances and volunteer performances by citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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