“原子爆弾死没者を心から追悼するとともに、その惨禍を語り継ぎ、広く内外へ伝え、歴史に学んで、核兵器のない平和な世界を築くことを誓います。”国立広島原爆死没者追悼平和祈念館 2002年8月、オープン。

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2019.12.25
The special exhibition "A Tale of Two Brothers Across Time - Hiroshima Artist Gorō SHIKOKU and the Diary of Naoto on His Deathbed"
Period
January 1 (Wed.) ~ December 29 (Tues.), 2020

Place
Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims B1F
 
Outline
Gorō SHIKOKU (1924-2014) dedicated his artistic talents to the anti-war and anti-nuclear weapons movements, inspired by the death of his beloved younger brother, Naoto (1927-1945), who passed away at the young age of 18 as a victim of the atomic bombing.

"I'll create art on behalf of all of those who lost their lives; art which calls for the end of war and of nuclear weapons. This is what's important--I don't care if it's considered art or not…"

The death of his younger brother changed his entire life.

This special exhibition brings to life the story of two brothers across time through passages in Naoto's diary written from the day of the bombing until the day he died, and through pieces of art which his older brother Gorō went on to create.

Featured Exhibits
1) Video Presentation (tri-panel screen, approximately 30 minutes)
Featuring the voices of actress Midori KIUCHI as both Gorō and Naoto, and director and actor Shinya TSUKAMOTO as the narrator.

2) Information Screens
Visitors can read through Naoto’s diary, find information about Gorō SHIKOKU’s works, and read memorial testimonies on the information screens at the exhibit in four languages (English, South/North Korean, Chinese, and Japanese).

3) Paintings
Twenty of Gorō SHIKOKU’s artworks will be displayed.

4) Other Events
Related events are currently in the works, including an outdoor event in June.

We lend out Japanese-language DVDs of the film(English subtitles).
 If you would like to use this service, please contact us by e-mail: info@hiro-tsuitokinenkan.go.jp
 

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