—- Yasuhiko Shigemoto
On this Hiroshima Day, we turn to Thomas Merton:
To quote another American poet, Carl Sandburg, from a poem that predates the birth of the original child:
We are the greatest city,
the greatest nation,
nothing like us ever was.
On this Hiroshima Day, we offer the following letter from the website of the Maruki Gallery for the Hiroshima Panels, written by artists Iri & Toshi Maruki:
Below, we have created a montage of panels (two at a time) and texts from the Maruki’s stunning representation of atomic incineration, titled:
The Maruki panels are now on display at the American University museum, not far from where the decision to drop the bomb was made.