“August 5 Sunday, Sunny
Got up at 5:00 a.m., Went to bed at 9:00 p.m.
Learning time: 2 h. 30 min., Today’s chore: Wiping
(omitted) In the afternoon, I went swimming with Ms. Konishi. I felt miserable thinking that everyone could float in the water really well, while I couldn’t swim at all. But today was a good day. I will keep doing my good deed for the day.”

Her mother Yasuyo (then, 37) sometimes read the diary Mutsuko left behind, and cherished it until she died.


  • Title: Last log
  • Date: 1945-08-05/1945-08-05
  • Location: near Dohashi, approximately 800 meters from the hypocenter
  • Contributor: Donated by Noriko Ueda, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum collection

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