Hiroshima Pictures

August 6, 2010 by staff 

Hiroshima PicturesHiroshima Pictures, Previously find images of Hiroshima taken by the Imperial Japanese Navy two days after the atomic bombing have appeared in the Yamato Museum in Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture.
Most of the 15 pictures are believed to show the same scenes formerly known as pictures, but from slightly different angles, according to the Peace Museum in Hiroshima.

Experts say the photos taken just two days after the attack are very rare and historical value. The Yamato Museum is examining the images, which can be shown to the public in the future.

The black and white photos are a tram derailed, the ruins of the three floors Hiroshima Gas Co. and Aioi bridge destroyed, the U.S. air crew reportedly been used as a point of looking out the pump.

The paintings and some drawings were donated to the Yamato Museum in 2005 by Fujio Kitagawa, 64, a resident of Setagaya Ward, Tokyo. Her late father, Captain Tetsuzo Kitagawa, was part of a 12-member squad investigation Imperial Navy sent from Tokyo to investigate the attack.

It is not known who actually took the photos, the negatives of which probably no longer exist, Yamato Museum, said.

According to the Peace Memorial Museum, the marine research team arrived at Hiroshima on August 8, joined with another research group at the Kure Naval District. The two groups discussed various aspects of the attack, even when the bomb exploded.

The Yamato Museum, said Capt. Kitagawa Hiroshima remained until August 10 and later attended a joint meeting of the Army and the Imperial Japanese Navy in Tokyo who came to the conclusion had been bombed Hiroshima A-.

Photographs taken by the Kure Naval District two days after the attack have previously been made part of the historical record.

The last 15 pictures were taken from similar angles, leading to the Peace Museum in Hiroshima to conclude they were taken the same day.

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