Today we were able to listen to another Hibakusha story. As I hear more and more of these stories, I continue to hope that there will be something within these stories that will allow me to develop my research fully. I like to think that they have already begun to shape the way in which… Continue reading More people join the conversation
Today I got to hear the first of the Hibakusha talks. Hibakusha is the Japanese word for the survivors of the Atomic Bomb. This name can also extend to those who may not have been there when the Atomic Bomb was dropped, but travelled to Hiroshima a short time after the event and were exposed… Continue reading Starting the Discussion
After seven weeks, we are finally going to head back to the United States. Today, I nearly cried at our farewell party. All of the women that we became really close to gathered to spend time with us one more time. The directors of the center were also there, as well as Soh-San, one of… Continue reading Last Few Days of Participating in the Conversation
It is amazing that I only have 8 days left here. It feels like it flew by. As I am getting ready to leave, I have been thinking about what I have learned and what I can do with the information that I have collected over these 6 weeks. So many people come to Hiroshima… Continue reading How can I add to this conversation?
Everyday I am so grateful that I am here in Hiroshima. Coming here, I had no idea the experiences I would have or the people I would meet. I have learned so much and have met so many wonderful people. Hiroshima is a beautiful city. I could walk around the city for hours and hours… Continue reading Where is this conversation taking place?
“Is that how he said it in his story?” – The word did not make sense or at least it did not make sense in relation to the rest of the sentence. The most difficult thing about translating anything is making sure that not only does the sentence make sense, but making sure that it… Continue reading What Language is this conversation in?
Today I heard the second talk from a Hibuksha. His name was Soh. He was five years old when the Atomic Bomb was dropped and only three kilometers from the hypocenter. He goes on to describe what happened and what he saw. There was a large flash and his sister shielded him with her body. He… Continue reading Who is talking?