Host the World Hibakusha Exhibition in your country!
You can let more people know about hibakusha by holding an exhibition in your country.
We will lend you photos of hibakusha from around the world, taken by six Japanese photographers.
The size of the photo panels (with Japanese and English explanations) is A2 (43cm x 60cm).Depending on the size of the venue, we can lend you as many as you need from the 120 photos available.
Depending on the size of the venue, we can lend you as many as you need from the 120 photos available.
We also have laminated A3 novice (39cm wide x 50cm long) photos, which are available for display in event tents, galleries along the aisles, and other challenging locations.
We will consult with you about the rental fee, depending on the size of the exhibition, its duration, and the organization conducting the exhibition.
Shipping costs are the responsibility of the exhibition organizer.
We also ask that donations be made to the World Hibakusha Exhibition at the venue.
Please contact us for details.
Copies of the photos are also available for sale.
To request a loaner photo, please contact us for more information. You can also view sample PDFs and actual artwork.
Tel: +81-80-3558-3369 (Anzai)
We are promoting THE HIBAKUSHA project with the aim of holding photo exhibitions in 100 countries around the world.
□Outline of THE HIBAKUSHA Project
We will aim to hold THE HIBAKUSHA, a collaborative event whose core is the World Hibakusha Exhibition, around the world.
We will provide to hosting countries, on long-term loan, photo panels for a traveling photo exhibition within that country.
To make the photo exhibition more effective, we will publish a photo collection book in each language.
We will establish in Japan a permanent exhibition space for the World Hibakusha Exhibition, to serve as a place for interaction with overseas.
■THE HIBAKUSHA Plan Outline■
A collaborative event to convey the prayers of hibakusha (victims of radiation exposure) for a world without nukes
Towards a Nuclear-Free World (tentative title)
The photographs of the World Hibakusha Exhibition, which convey the realities of nuclear damages around the world and the prayers of hibakusha for a nuclear-free world, have aroused the sympathy of many people, leading them to ask, “What can we do in response to nuclear problems?” or to feel, “I want to do something!”
As part of the Yes Peace! Project, which started up on the occasion of 70 years from war’s end, we will call upon local groups of many countries to host THE HIBAKUSHA, a collaborative event that includes photos of the World Hibakusha Exhibition as a core element.
THE HIBAKUSHA program would be assembled by a host group in each country. The contents and collaborations will be relevant to each host country and, to the extent possible, will incorporate fitting contents and collaborations from Japan and other countries. Planners will be encouraged to introduce not only negative histories, but also hope-inspiring efforts toward renewable energy and peace-building relevant to each country’s situation.
Also, wherever possible, we will publish the World Hibakusha Exhibition photo collection book in each host country’s language. By combining these efforts we anticipate that THE HIBAKUSHA will become an event that draws broader social interest.
Photo panels produced in the language of each country/region will be provided to the local host group, on long-term loan basis, so THE HIBAKUSHA can tour to other locations within the country/region after the initial exhibition has concluded.
■Host/Sponsor Planning Committee of each country (or area)
■Collaborator (or Co-sponsor) NPO No More Hibakusha THE HIBAKUSHA Project Team
■Envisaged Event Format
Exhibition length About 1 month per location
Program 1 World Hibakusha Exhibition (photo exhibition)
2 Contents related to nuclear and radiation exposure
(Photography, film, drama, music etc. of host country, Japan and other places in the world)
We know that the Russian attack on nuclear power plants in Ukraine and nuclear threats are causing many of you to feel an unprecedented sense of urgency.
Although we, too, feel helpless, we have been thinking about what we can do as a non-profit organization, the World Hibakusha Exhibition, and have decided to provide you with a symbolic photographs.
These photographs, titled "Hibakusha: Hatsuko Tominaga" and "Hibakusha: Motoyo Fujiwara," are the work of Ittetsu Morishita, a photographer who took photographs of Hibakusha in Hiroshima and Nagasaki for nearly half a century and died last year. Ittetsu Morishita founded the World Hibakusha Exhibition 20 years ago with the aim of raising public opinion for a nuclear-free world.
The following two photographs are provided.
Photo 1: TOMINAGA Hatsuko
The white specks in her eyes are atomic cataracts.
A sharp pain runs through her body constantly, causing her to distort her eyebrows.
(1977, Eba, Hiroshima MORISHITA Ittetsu)
Photo 2: FUJIWARA Motoyo
When the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Ms.FUJIWARA, who was helping to evacuate the city, was working near the Fukuya department store, 600 meters from the hypocenter.
Her five-year-old daughter and seventeen-year-old son died one month after the bombing. After that, she was alone and working hard, until becoming ill at the age of 91.
In this photo, you can see scars and burns on her arms and hands; they caused her much pain, especially in winter.
(1977, Hakushima, Hiroshima MORISHITA Ittetsu)
These photos, along with "Stop attacks on nuclear power plants!", "Don't use nuclear weapons!", "Don't threaten with nuclear weapons.", and "Peace in We thought that by having messages such as "Ukraine!" used together, we could contribute to sending a strong message around the world.
These photos are representative of a series of photos of A-bomb survivors that won the Grand Prix for the Peace and Nationality Award in the International Documentary Art Photo Contest "Humanity and Peace" to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the USSR.
I would like to think that it was some kind of mistake to use works that were appreciated by the Russian people on these occasions, but I am sure that many of the Russian people never wanted war either.
We, with all people, would like to overcome the nuclear crisis and see peace return to Ukraine.
If you wish to use them, please download the photos below.
We hope that these photos, which are filled with the thoughts and feelings of the Hibakusha, will be of some help to you.