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Hashima aka Gunkanjima: Photos of desolate Battleship Island off the coast of Japan | Mail Online
"Deserted, decaying and crumbling into the sea. Visitors to this abandoned settlement could be forgiven for thinking they had entered a long-forgotten war zone.

However, this is Gunkanjima - Japan's rotting metropolis. And it has been described as the most desolate place on Earth.
Gunkanjima is a deserted island of concrete that is slowly crumbling away on Japan's west coast.

Meaning 'Battleship Island' in English, Gunkanjima's real name is Hashima and it is one of 505 uninhabited islands in the Nagasaki Prefecture, about 15 kilometres from Nagasaki itself. It earned its nickname due to its resemblance to a military warship."
decline  urbanprarie  photography  hashima  nagasaki  2012  ruins  urbandecay  japan  gunkanjima 
april 2012 by robertogreco
Hiroshima: The Lost Photographs, now an exhibition at the International Center for Photography: Observatory: Design Observer
"Partly as a result of the following essay, which was originally posted on Design Observer in 2008, the International Center for Photography in New York is exhibiting a selection of these photographs. The exhibition, Hiroshima: Ground Zero 1945 runs from May 20-August 38, 2011. A catalogue, which contains an extended version of this essay, is also available. A video trailer for the exhibition is here:"
japan  photography  history  hiroshima  nagasaki  wwii  ww2 
august 2011 by robertogreco
World War II - a set on Flickr
"This collection belonged to my grandfather, Arthur John Strenge, who documented his experiences while serving in the United States Marine Corps from 1944 through 1946. His service took him from working as a combat engineer with the Second Marines at Betio atoll - Tarawa, through the landings at Saipan, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and finally to Nagasaki with the 28th Pioneer Battalion immediately following the atomic bomb drop."
photography  war  japan  ww2  wwii  nagasaki 
august 2011 by robertogreco
Why did Japan surrender? - The Boston Globe
"Sixty-six years ago, we dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima. Now, some historians say that’s not what ended the war."
wwii  ww2  japan  us  history  surrender  hiroshima  nagasaki  war  military 
august 2011 by robertogreco
Tijuana artist Shinpei Takeda « Stairs to nowhere
"Shinpei Takeda, a Japanese artist based in Tijuana, has extensively researched survivors of the atomic bombs dropped by the United States on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. He puts his research into form in an artistic and architectural intervention called, “Alpha Decay,” which opens at the Tijuana Cultural Center at 7 p.m. Friday Dec. 3."
art  japan  nagasaki  hiroshima  tijuana  history  classideas  shinpeitakeda  us 
december 2010 by robertogreco
The Documentary About Hiroshima and Nagasaki The U.S. Didn't Want Us to See | Motherboard
"After its completion, the Japanese filmmakers were told to pack up all their materials and send them to America. While keeping some footage secreted away in the false ceiling of the cinematographer’s studio, they sent the rest of their footage, knowing that they were risking detention if they didn’t. They also knew that anything they sent to America might never be seen again.

It wouldn’t have been, if not for the determination of an American Army filmmaker named Daniel McGovern. Responsible for producing miltiary documentaries in Japan, he supported the work of the Japanese documentarians; once back in the U.S., he even attempted to pave the way for a national release of the film through Warner Brothers in 1946, holding previews for the press.

Officials quickly nixed those plans. …print was discovered, some two decades later…he was told in a letter that “reports of censorship remain unjustified.”

The original negative and production materials are missing to this day."
documentary  nagasaki  hiroshima  us  japan  wwii  ww2  atomicbomb  nuclear  history  classideas 
august 2010 by robertogreco
Nagasaki Archive (En)
"In a situation like this, we started to consider if there is something new that we can engage, here from Nagasaki, the very place where the A-bomb struck. With all the abundant valuable resources in Nagasaki, a new approach to take advantage of them lead to this project. This project enables to access all of those resources from all over the world, which was formerly unable to do so. Moreover, by mapping the information with topographic data, the user can enhance the experience of what it was like when the A-bomb struck Nagasaki, in detail. "Nagasaki Archive" is an attempt to reorganize all of those information on a digital virtual globe (google earth). In order to make Nagasaki the last place on earth where the A-bomb struck, we hope that many people to interact with and learn from "Nagasaki Archive"."

[via: http://twitter.com/javierest/status/21271433051 ]
japan  ww2  wwii  secondlife  history  googlemaps  googleearth  socialstudies  images  teaching  atomicbomb  classideas  maps  mapping  nagasaki  us 
august 2010 by robertogreco

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