"Sharing Personal Stories: Atomic Bomb Survivors Meet Harry Truman’s Grandson"
Yasuaki Yamashita Testimony
HD, 8 min 56 sec, in English
Wednesday October 17, 2012
Japan Society Student Program (NYC)
This program is co-sponsored by Hibakusha Stories, an initiative of Youth Arts New York, and is offered in cooperation with Peace Boat.
Mr. Yasuaki YAMASHITA:
When the A-Bomb fell on Nagasaki, August 9, 1945, Yasuaki Yamashita was 6 years old. An artist and ceramicist, he moved to Mexico in 1968, where he has accepted many invitations to speak about his A-Bomb experience. These have included schools, universities, cultural centers, a committee of the Mexican Senate, and the San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts. In 2010 he gave his testimony at a memorial ceremony organized by the Mexico City Government on the occasion of the 65th Anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombs. He feels that it is important to keep alive the memory of the suffering, devastation, and death that nuclear weapons can cause in the hope that no one will ever use them again.
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