Latent August: Legacy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Latent August

  Little Boy with Rice Ball. Nagasaki, August 10, 1945. Photo by Yosuke Yamahata, Shogo Yamahata.

Produced by the National Japanese American Historical Society, Inc., this exhibition combines history, memory, and art to present a 50 year retrospective on the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Its purpose is to engage the American public in an examination of the converging historical forces that led to the use of the bomb and its aftermath.

A special feature of the exhibit is the wartime experiences of Japanese Americans from California. As Americans of Japanese ancestry, they offer insight into the complex nature of how Americans view the legacy of the atomic bomb 50 years later.

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