Popular Protest in Postwar Japan: The Antiwar Art of Shikoku Gorō

Hiroshima Dome

Shikoku Gorō would return to the Peace Park to sketch and paint the A-bomb Dome repeatedly throughout his lifetime. This site of memory rested over the bones of the dead from wartime, and was close to the hypocenter where the Hiroshima bomb marked the start of the nuclear age. The Dome also signified to Shikoku this period of struggle and creativity with Our Poems during his youth, an experience that fueled his imagination and political commitment for forty years.

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