In 1945, Hiroshima was a city of both industrial and military significance. When the atomic bomb was dropped on the morning of August 6, 1945 at 8:16 a.m., there were 350,000 people living in the city. The bomb caused massive destruction to the city and its people, who seconds before had been going about their daily activities much like you or I, on a particularly clear and sunny Monday morning.

Hiroshima 8:14 a.m., 08/06/1945
 18" x 25"
Electrical tape on paper 

On August 6 at 8:16 a.m., Japanese time, the atomic bomb was dropped over Hiroshima, Japan. A second atomic bomb was released over Nagasaki, Japan three days later. Although no large scale nuclear weapon has been used in war since then, today there are countless people all over the world who are suffering from war. Humanity cannot, must not ever again use nuclear weapons against each other. As a Japanese artist, one small action I can take against war is to try to express the horror and sorrow of war. I have created a series of three art pieces, using tape on paper, depicting the morning of the Hiroshima bombing.