Art Book: Children's Pacific War - Poison gas island, Hiroshima, Rising generation (English Edition)
[About the product]
--What kind of glue was used to glue the balloon bombs manufactured by Japan in World War II?
1.Rice 2.Konnyaku 3.corn
For the correct answer, please see "Part 1 11. Manufacturing of balloon bombs (balloons) and explanation of balloons" in this book.
Okunoshima is located about 3 kilometers south of Tadami Town, Takehara City, Hiroshima Prefecture. This small island, about 4 kilometers in circumference, was a top-secret solitary island during World War II, and the local residents kept their mouths shut, and it was a poison gas island that was even erased from the map of Japan. ``Okunoshima: Narratives of Mobilized Students'' is based on the author's own experience of the unknown war of teenage girls who were mobilized to mobilize students, and focuses on the daily lives of children during the war. This book contains two stories, ``Children's Pacific War,'' which depicts how education dragged people into the quagmire of war.It uses abundant illustrations and photographs to explain the reality of the war that children were involved in. This is a work that will be passed on to future generations.
PART I "OHKUNO ISLAND: STORY OF THE STUDENT BRIGADE"
About Ohkuno Island
Becoming a Perpetrator ─ In Republishing Part I (2013)
PART II CHILDREN'S PACIFIC WAR
WITH WISHES — END OF PART II (2009)
IN REPUBLISHING (2013)
[Comments from the Editor]
War is talked about as something extraordinary, but in reality, even during a war, there must have been everyday life. Perhaps the scary thing about war is that it violates everyday life in every detail. This book depicts not only the tragic aspects of war, but also the everyday life that existed there, and this is conveyed in a keenly felt way.
Born in Hiroshima Prefecture in 1929.
From November 1944 until the end of the war in August 1945, second and third year students at Prefectural Tadanoumi Girls' High School (currently second and third year junior high school students) participated in the production of weapons at the Tokyo 2nd Army Arsenal Fireworks, Tadanoumi. At that time, she was dispatched to the Okunoshima poison gas manufacturing factory as a student, and in August 1945, she went on relief efforts to Hiroshima after the atomic bombing.
In 1952 she graduated from Kyoto City College of Art (now Kyoto City University of Arts), and from 1963 to 1985 she worked as an art teacher at junior high and high schools. Since then, she has been a member of the Genkokai in Kyoto Prefecture and has been producing Japanese paintings.
Her books include the art collections ``Okunoshima: Narratives of Mobilized Students'' (published in 1989) and ``Children of the Pacific War'' (published in 2009).
She lives in Mihara City, Hiroshima Prefecture.