Hello, I’m Miki Okamoto.
As Yuta wrote yesterday on this blog, we exhibited testimonies of hibakushas at a gallery in our campus. Yuta has already written about the process of this exhibition and carried some pictures on this blog. So I’d like to introduce a work 0f our group.
Our group used four pictures to show visitors the incurable scar on the body of hibakushas. They are still suffered from physical pain over 66 years since August 1945. Time does’t cure thier pain. One of the hibakushas said that “I still suffer from this scar. I always feel a piercing pain as if someone poked me with knife or pencil.”
In addition, the endless mental damage of hibakushas compares to the testimony which was written in helical manner. The shape of spiral indicates that hibakushas can’t diminish their scar on their body but also they can’t escape from their awful memory of atomic bomb infinitely. They still suffer from continuous pain both physically and mentally. We wanted to tell visitors this fact and want them to think about pain of hibakushas again and more carefully.
We tend to turn away from horrible scar of this tragic incident but we want to say that everyone should look this fact with profound consideration.
I hope that this work will give everyone opportunity to think of it again.