Asian Cultures Collection

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Asian Cultures Collection

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Materials in the Earlham collection are drawn from a broad spectrum of Asian cultures and includes materials both historic and contemporary, drawn from collections of current and former Earlham faculty and students, and other friends and students of Asia. We invite anyone who has resources on Asia that they wish to share to contact us and to contribute to the building of this valuable project of resources for teaching and learning about Asia.

Items in the Asian Cultures Collection Collection

Hiroshima:  Aerial photograph of the city, showing areas of damage
This aerial photo of Hiroshima was taken on August 9, 1945. (Use the magnifying glass tool in the left of the tool bar to enlarge the photo.) The legend in the upper right provides the key for the graphic colors -- buildings in the area in red were…

Hiroshima:  Peace Memorial Museum, Art by Survivors, 27 -- "...fleeing the fire"
People fleeing the fire, The 6th around 8:40 a.m. 1,300m from the hypocenter, Near the Yokogawa Bridge. The heat rays ignited the wooden bridge. All around the neighborhood was a sea of fire. As the conflagration grew, it generated frequent fire…

Hiroshima:  Peace Memorial Museum, Art by Survivors, 26 -- "Trapped in a fallen house..."
Trapped in a fallen house, this mother and child were surrounded by fire and calling for help. August 6, around 9:00 am, Tanaka-machi, about 1,000 meters from the hypocenter.

Hiroshima:  Peace Memorial Museum, Art by Survivors, 25 -- "Sea of flame..."
Sea of flame near the hypocenter, Afternoon of the 6th. -- The scene at the Aioi Bridge, 300 meteres from the hypocenter. Flames totally engulfed the area near the hypocenter and countless victims lay on the ground. Beginning shortly after the…

Hiroshima:  Peace Memorial Museum, Art by Survivors, 24 -- "...the Night of the 6th"
Downtown Hiroshima, engulfed in fire, glowing red, floating in the dark Night of the 6th. -- As seen from Koi, 2,500 meters from the hypocenter. Drawn by Gizo Shimomura.

Hiroshima:  View showing the damage from the intense heat
This photos shows the frame of the Odamasa Store that had stood on Ebisu-cho, 840 meters from the hypocenter. The steel framework of the building has been completely twisted by the extreme heat of the explosion and the ensuing fires that swept the…

Hiroshima:  View of the city in flames
This photo shows the city in flame on August 6, as seen from Furuichi-cho, Asa-gun, 7,000 meters from the hypocenter.

Hiroshima:  View of destruction near the hypocenter
A view of the burned-out community and a burned streetcar, taken from Moto-machi, 310 meters from the hypocenter. The photo was taken on August 12, 1945.

Hiroshima:  View of a plain of rubble
This view is of Yamaguchi-cho and Shimoyanagi-cho seen from Hiratsuka-cho. The site is 1,350 meters from the hypocenter. The photo was taken in mid-August, 1945.

Hiroshima:  View of the city center still smoldering the day after the bombing
This photograph was taken the day after the bombing and shows city center still smoldering. There is the body of a young boy in the lower left. The photo was taken from Shimonakan-cho, 470 meters from the hypocenter, August 7, 1945.

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