Aftermath: Japan #10


Original Caption:

Hiroshima - Ten Years Later.

Hiroshima -- The night no longer holds terror. Lights flashing in the sky are the neon signs in the shopping district, not forewarners of sudden death. (1955)

2 comments:

Kenmeer livermaile said...

One can suppose there was after The Bomb a fevered rush forward into modernity, since the Past had been cauterized after bringing them to holocaust.

Elisson said...

Two years ago I stood at the hypocenter - the spot directly beneath the A-bomb explosion - in Hiroshima. You would never know that the vital, bustling city around me had been completely leveled only sixty-three years before... a radioactive wasteland.

It was a sobering experience... as was my visit to Pearl Harbor twenty-three years before. Time changes many things, but there are some events we need to remember.