World War II, Hiroshima, 1945
Peace Cranes

Peace Cranes

Hiroshima, Japan, June 2002. A pile of origami Peace Cranes at a memorial shrine to the Hiroshima A-Bomb in Peace Park.
Six A-Bomb Survivors

Six A-Bomb Survivors

Hiroshima, Japan, June 2002. Six Hiroshima A-Bomb survivors, known as Hibakusha, at a home for the aging provided by the government.
Hiroshima Peace March

Hiroshima Peace March

Hiroshima, Japan, June 2007. A small procession of people advocating peace walk along a boulevard in Hiroshima.
Eternal War Widow

Eternal War Widow

Hiroshima, Japan, June 2002. Hatsuko Suzuki holding a photograph of her husband who was killed in action in May 1945. She was an eternal war widow, as it was culturally forbidden at the time to remarry if the husband was killed during a war.
Black Rain, White Rain

Black Rain, White Rain

Hiroshima, Japan, June 2002. After the A-Bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, thousands of people ran to the train station for shelter from the fires and acid rain that followed.
Memorial to the Dead

Memorial to the Dead

Hiroshima, Japan. June 2002. Memorial to the Dead at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.
A Balanced World

A Balanced World

Hiroshima, Japan, June 2002. A beetle balances on the rim of a fountain in Hiroshima’s Peace Park.
Hiroshima River

Hiroshima River

Hiroshima, Japan, June 2002. After the A-Bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, thousands of people ran to the seven rivers in Hiroshima to cool themselves off from their burning flesh.
Michiko Yamaoka

Michiko Yamaoka

Hiroshima, Japan, June 2002. Michiko Yamaoka, who at 19 years-old barely survived the A-Bomb attack on Hiroshima, became one of the “Hiroshima Maidens.” Because of her disfiguring burns, she was sent to the U.S. in the early 1950’s and given numerous plastic surgeries to rebuild her face. She said that for 50 years she hated...
Setsuko Iwamoto

Setsuko Iwamoto

Hiroshima, Japan, June 2002. Setsuko Iwamoto survived the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6,1945. Here she describes the morning the bomb came down: She was a teenager in school and ran to one of Hiroshima’s seven rivers along with thousands of other people, to wash her face and cool off,...