“After the atomic bomb attack, my mother single-handedly raised me and my four siblings while teaching full-time at a local high school. We waited everyday for her to return from work and went ‘shopping’ – that is, visiting dilapidated farms and asking for a share of their crop in exchange for my mother’s cherished kimonos. We walked around half-starved for hours and hours, getting turned away from this farmer and that.”
Distance from hypocenter: 3.3km
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