Nagasaki, the Atomic Wasteland

Caused by the Bomb Nagasaki City on August 9,1945

  • Population : about 240,000
  • Deaths and injuries caused by the atomic bomb
    (estimates up to the end of December 1945)
  • - Deaths : 73,884
  • - Injuries : 74,909

(from a 1950 study by the Committee for the Preservation of Atomic Bomb Artifacts)


The area in front of Nagasaki Railroad Station

About 2.4 kilometers south-southeast.


(Photograhy by Torahiko Ogawa)


Wall clock


Found in a house near Sanno Shinto Shrine in Sakamoto-machi, about one kilometer from the hypocenter. The clock was shattered by the blast, and its hands stopped at 11:02-the moment of the explosion.


Water tank from Keiho Middle School


Water tank with contorted legs from Keiho Middle School, site of present-day Nagasaki Nishi High School.