Juichi-ji ni-fun Nagasaki (Two minutes past eleven - Nagasaki)
- Juichi-ji ni-fun Nagasaki (Two minutes past eleven - Nagasaki)
Photobook. First edition.
- Published in: Tokyo-to
About the present book Tomatsu said that Nagasaki has two times: Aug. 9, 1945, 11:02 (when the bomb exploded) and the time since then during which the suffering continued. "Both times must not be forgotten." His pictures document the double aspect of misery intertwined with the city's post-war prosperity. The book includes facts about the bombing, diary excerpts, as well as essays by a few of the survivors. All of the images were taken some twenty years after the event: The wristwatch that stopped exactly at 11:02, broken statues of angels from Urakami Cathedral, a helmet with skull fragments fused to its inside, a brazier whose surface was blistered by the heat of the blast, the blotched arm of Fukuda Sumako as she combs her hair, and the keloid face of Kataoka Tsuyo (keloid is abnormal growth of scar tissue). There is a surprising solemnity about the book, yet at the same time it is less optimistic than Domon's Hiroshima published eight years previously. One copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/07)
2008 Jun-Oct, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to present'
2011 Oct-2012 Feb, BM Japanese Galleries, ‘Japan from prehistory to the present’
2013 May-Sep, London, BM, The Art of Influence: Asian Propaganda
- Topographic representation of: Nagasaki-shi
- PB.178 (Photobook number)
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