Shirt stained by black rain


Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Hiroshima, Japan

Tokuso Wakamoto (then 28) was exposed to the bomb on the road en route to his assigned building demolition site. While fleeing the city he was caught in black rain in western area of the city (about 3,500 meters from the hypocenter). The sticky black rain left black stains on his clothing.


  • Title: Shirt stained by black rain
  • Date: 1945-08-06/1945-08-06
  • Location: 1,800m from the hypocenter,Fukushima-cho
  • Contributor: Donated by Tokuso Wakamoto Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum collection

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