The paintings and drawings created by those who survived the 1945 atomic bomb in Hiroshima is about to go on a show outside of Japan for the first time.
The Horrors of Hiroshima
The twelve paintings and drawings feature terrible scenes depicted from August 6 1945, when Hiroshima was the first Japanese city to experience the atomic bomb from a US aircraft during World War Two.
Those who experienced the horrific power of the Atomic Bomb find it difficult to forget the moment of its impact.
The powerful yet heartbreaking artworks will feature in an exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery on October.
Collection and Preservation
The artworks were initially selected from more than 2,000 submission s that were sent to NHK as part of the original competition decades ago.
After that, they were subsequently exhibited at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and in other high-profile venues around the country.
The national museum is devoted to collecting and preserving the artworks that are relevant to Japan’s past.