Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Disaster Maps of Japan

You can feel it bleeding. Drawings of Air-raid damaged sites of major cities in Japan was prepared in December, 1945, by Records Department of First Demobilization Ministry to notify outline of Air-raid damage to repatriates. The foreword of the document mentions the importance of this survey and necessity of making quick adjustment after finding that the first question asked by repatriating military personnel and civilian employees of the military landing on Japanese shores was generally about Air-raid damage.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is nothing when compare to the suffering the Japanese infected upon the rest of Asia since the 1930's.

Princess Haiku said...

It is clear to me that humans need to remember legacies of atrocities lest they repeat them. What is less clear is the point at which such visual and text representations of them incites yet more cycles of hatred and violence. Where can it stop? How....