Hiroshima Memory in Imagination – CCSU

3/12: Update – This event has been postponed to a future date.

We received event information from CCSU. Please see below.

Hiroshima Memory in Imagination
Art Exhibition of Atomic Bomb drawings

March 30, 2020 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
March 31, 2020 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Talk and Panel

March 31, 2020 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

At CCSU Student Center Bellin Gallery

Open to public

The atomic bomb painting project at Hiroshima Municipal Motomachi High School launched in 2007. It is a collaboration between hibakusha (atomic bombing survivor) and high school students who are taking a class on creative expression. The result has been the creation of over 160 drawings, which are now kept by the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. The students had no experience of war. Through their personal dialogue with hibakusha, they come to experience for themselves what hibakusha went through. While not easy to draw scenes that were beyond their imagination, these students also firmly recognized the necessity of inheriting the hibakusha’s experiences. They value their experiences of being engaged in this project, which made them have a better understanding of the disaster in the summer of 1945.
This summer will commemorate the 75th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing. Hibakushas are advancing in age. It is important not to let hibakusha’s memories fade away.
Some 30 drawings of the project’s works are shown in this exhibition.