White wall stained by black rain


Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Hiroshima, Japan

The roof of a house about 3,700 meters from the hyposenter was dislodged by the blast, allowing in drops of black rain that dripped down and left traces on this white plaster wall. Analysis of this rain revealed that it contained radioactive fallout from the atomic bomb explosion.


  • Title: White wall stained by black rain
  • Date: 1945-08-06/1945-08-06
  • Location: 3,700m from the hypocenter, Ootemachi
  • Contributor: Donated by Akijiro Yashima Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum collection

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