Flag with "Reconstruction" written in charcoal ink


Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Hiroshima, Japan

Tomojiro Obara (then, 61) was exposed about 1,000 meters from the hypocenter at Eno-machi, and was trapped under his fallen house. The next day, he put this flag on top of the safe still standing in the ruins of his house. The flag carried his hopes for reconstruction. About a week after the bombing, Tomojiro took to his bed. He died on September 1 at his place of refuge in Mitaki.


  • Title: Flag with "Reconstruction" written in charcoal ink
  • Date: 1945-08-06/1945-08-06
  • Location: Tokaichi, Nakahiro areas
  • Contributor: Donated by Taiji Obara Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum collection

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