Atomic Bomb Survivors

Narratives of A-bomb Experience

Some atomic-bomb survivors are active as "kataribe," storytellers who recount their personal atomic bomb experiences to younger generations, in the strong hope that there will never again be A-bomb victims, and that all nuclear weapons will be eliminated from the Earth. However, as the A-bomb survivors age, each year we have fewer opportunities to hear their stories. This section introduces the stories of three A-bomb survivors who still continue their activities as kataribe. We hope that these stories will help readers realize what happened on the day Nagasaki was A-bombed, and will encourage them to think about what is important for our future.