"Take a shot of this wound" Prepare to continue taking the atomic bomb August 16, 11:34

A man who undressed himself by saying "Take this wound".

The photographer pointed the camera at the back of the keloid, with the feeling of “sorry”. What was entrusted to me was the desire to pass on the fact of the “bombing” to future generations.
(Yokohama Broadcasting Station reporter Okazaki)

Photo exhibition telling sacrifice

A watch with the time stopped. I was exposed to a dead body of Mr. Zou Masada (17 years old at that time) who was exposed to fire by a kilometer from the hypocenter.

A shabby skirt. Ms. Fumie Yamane, who was 4 years old, was flashed at the entrance of the grandparents house in Hiroshima City. Ms. Fumie, who died with her grandparents, was there at that time.

The photo exhibition held in a gallery in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo has 70 photographs showing the relics and remains of people who were sacrificed by the heat rays of the atomic bomb and the blast.

The relics are "proof of life"

The photographer Tsuneo Enari (82) has photographed the negative history of war for about half a century.

In this photo exhibition, the violence and sinfulness of the atomic bomb, which took many lives in an instant, was included in the work.

Mr. Tsuneo Enari:
“There are people who have died behind each of the relics that have left the form unbearable to see. The relics have taken pictures of the victims as a“ proof of life ”.”

Baton entrusted by A-bomb survivors

Mr. Enari continued to record Japanese women called `` war brides '' who went to America after the war and Chinese orphans who remained in trouble, and won the Kimura Ihei Award, which is also known as the Sasakawa Prize in the photographic world. And has been highly evaluated.

Among them, the atomic bomb damage has been confronted. I have visited and walked about 50 A-bomb survivors.

There is an unforgettable encounter. Mr. Ryogo Taniguchi from Nagasaki City. He was bombed at the age of 16 and suffered a severe burn that burned his back red in a hot battle. He was also the representative committee member of the Japan Atomic Bomb victims council.

Mr. Taniguchi spoke to Mr. Enari, who visited to hear about the situation at the time of the bombing.

"Take this wound"

Then he took his clothes off and urged him to shoot a scar on his back.

Mr. Enari, who felt sorry for filming the severe wounds, said that he received the “preparation” of Mr. Taniguchi who tried to convey the cruel nature of the atomic bomb even though he was exposed at this time.

Mr. Tsuneo Enari:
“Taniguchi-san had the desire to convey the true pain caused by the atomic bomb by making the scars visible. It was like a cry of the heart that there should not be a nucleus on the back. I felt that I thought that I could inherit it through photos. ''

Handing down the testimony of life

Mr. Enari published a photo book this summer.
The title is "" A-bombing "Hiroshima and Nagasaki Proof of Life"

We wanted to express the sacrificed “proof of life” through the remains and remains of the bomb that were damaged by the atomic bomb. In the 74 years since the atomic bombing, there was a sense of crisis that the memory of war would fade and the number of survivors would decrease.

School uniform of Eiji Horio, 13 years old, who was exposed 600 meters from the hypocenter. The mother cut off clothes that stuck to her skin due to burns, but died four days later.

Lunch box of Reiko Watanabe who was 12 years old at that time. As a result of the bombing at the mobilization site of the students, no rice bodies were found, and only the rice and beans side dishes turned into charcoal were left behind.

Mr. Tsuneo Enari:
“The relics have the souls of the deceased. I wanted to put the words they spoke, the words for the so-called atomic bomb evil, into the relics through the lens.”

Stinging the next generation

“I want to nurture people who can remember the war,” Mr. Enari is currently working to keep young people record of war.

One of them, Junna Yoda (20), a third-year university student, stopped in front of the photo of Reiko Watanabe's lunch box when he visited a photo exhibition of Mr. Eri. I visited Hiroshima this summer after being shocked by the sudden deprivation of my daily life.

Junna Yoda:
“War was something far away, but the photos have stuck in my heart. Do n’t put the war in a word, there was a life for each person.”

Even young people who started taking

Graduate student Ryu Tsuchiya (23) began to hear the details of the air raid from his grandmother to record a familiar war first.

Ryu Tsuchiya:
“The war is inseparable from me, and I felt that I was at the end of that era. At the same time, I felt a sense of crisis that the memory of war would not be inherited.”

“I want to know more about the war” Tsuchiya is now starting to take pictures of battles across the country with the aim of creating works that can be left in the next era.

"I don't think it's easy to get rid of words like" memory of war ", but I want to tell you"
Mr. Tsunaga tells Tsuchiya,
“It's valuable to have that perspective, so I hope you can continue it,” he said with a gentle word of encouragement.

“Shoot this wound” Continuing to face the words of A-bomb survivors, Mr. Enari, who has expressed in photography, strongly feels that his mission is to support young people who want to face history. The

Mr. Tsuneo Enari:
“I'm over 80 years old and the time left is very limited. If I play the role of touching young people and pass on the past through photos and words, I can also open up the future. Is n’t it going? ”

To record “historical facts”

Through this interview, I think I was a reporter who was shaken by Mr. Eshinari's work and words.

To what extent have we perceived the voices of people who have been confused by the negative history of wars and atomic bombs born by human beings and who have been forced to cry for their lives? I was asked about my preparedness and responsibility.

"Take this wound"
I think that this word is a baton entrusted to me and to you who live in the present era. Never again to give birth to such a cruel “proof of life”.