Pocket watch


Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Hiroshima, Japan

Kengo Nikawa (then 59) was exposed to the bomb on the way to his assigned building demolition site in the center of the city. He suffered major burns on his right shoulder, back, and head. He died on August 22. Kengo was never without this watch given him by his son.


  • Title: Pocket watch
  • Date: 1945-08-06/1945-08-06
  • Location: 1,640 m from the hypocenter, kanonbashi
  • Contributor: Donated by Kazuo Nikawa Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum collection

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