Under a Mushroom Cloud: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the Atomic Bomb

過去の展覧会

Under a Mushroom Cloud

Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the Atomic Bomb

Programs are free for museum members and included with admission for visitors, unless otherwise noted.

To see a complete listing of JANM’s upcoming programs, visit our event calendar.

2019年11月09日-2021年07月25日

Japanese American National Museum

100 N. Central Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Special display of artifacts from atomic bomb victims on view through March 1, 2020.

To commemorate the upcoming 75th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese American National Museum presents Under a Mushroom Cloud: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the Atomic Bomb, organized in partnership with the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Through March 1, 2020, the exhibition will include a special display of artifacts belonging to atomic bomb victims.

On August 6, 1945, the B-29 Enola Gay released “Little Boy,” a uranium bomb, upon the population of Hiroshima. Three days later, the B-29 Bockscar dropped “Fat Man,” a plutonium bomb, over Nagasaki. These two cities were the first in human history to experience the unparalleled power and devastation of atomic bombs. In a matter of seconds, the cities were destroyed and countless lives lost. The spirits and bodies of those who survived were deeply wounded and their pain continues to this day. Some of those survivors were second-generation Japanese Americans; when the bombs were dropped, thousands of Japanese Americans were living in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and they were among the victims of the destruction.

In addition to photographs, explanatory texts, and artifacts belonging to bomb victims, Under a Mushroom Cloud will also include contemporary artworks that provide an array of perspectives on the effects of the atomic bombs and their impact on people today. The exhibition will shed light on this painful history and provide a safe space for discussion, in the hope that such an event never occurs to any person or country again.

Special display of artifacts from atomic bomb victims on view through March 1, 2020.

Premier Sponsors:
Mazda North American Operations logo Otafuku Sauce Co., LTD. logo

 

Additional support provided by The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles; the Hiroshima Peace Grant from the Hiroshima Peace Creation Fund; Wakunaga of America Co., Ltd.; and Philip and Masako Togo Kasloff Foundation.

 

Media Sponsor: The Rafu Shimpo 

 

過去のイベント

Book covers of "Hiroshima Boy" by Naomi Hirahara and "The Last Cherry Blossom" by Kathleen Burkinshaw.
特別イベント バーチャルイベント

2020年08月15日(土)

Daughters of Hibakusha Tell Hiroshima Stories
Authors Naomi Hirahara, former editor of The Rafu Shimpo, and Kathleen Burkinshaw, author of The Last Cherry Blossom
映画上映 特別イベント

2020年08月15日(土)

Members Only Meet-and-Greet with Naomi Hirahara and Kathleen Burkinshaw
Image: Donated by Tomiko Y. Schmoe. Entrusted by the Group for Learning from Floyd Schmoe. Courtesy of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.
講演&シンポジウム 共催イベント

2020年08月05日(水)

Online Conversation and Q&A—Houses for Peace: Exploring the Legacy of Floyd Schmoe
JANM Pavilion building exterior front corner
特別イベント

2020年01月25日(土)

15th Annual Museums Free-for-All
stylized image of Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall, ca. October–November, 1945
映画上映

2020年01月18日(土) ~ 2020年01月19日(日)

「きのこ雲の下で」フィルムフェステバル
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2020年01月11日(土)

FREE ADMISSION ALL DAY
Hiroshima Abomb Dome
講演&シンポジウム

2019年11月09日(土)

Passing the Legacy: Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Under a Mushroom Cloud: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the Atomic Bomb
会員限定イベント

2019年11月08日(金)

Upper Level Members’ and VIP Reception: "Under a Mushroom Cloud"

2019年11月09日-2021年07月25日

Japanese American National Museum

100 N. Central Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Special display of artifacts from atomic bomb victims on view through March 1, 2020.

To commemorate the upcoming 75th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese American National Museum presents Under a Mushroom Cloud: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the Atomic Bomb, organized in partnership with the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Through March 1, 2020, the exhibition will include a special display of artifacts belonging to atomic bomb victims.

On August 6, 1945, the B-29 Enola Gay released “Little Boy,” a uranium bomb, upon the population of Hiroshima. Three days later, the B-29 Bockscar dropped “Fat Man,” a plutonium bomb, over Nagasaki. These two cities were the first in human history to experience the unparalleled power and devastation of atomic bombs. In a matter of seconds, the cities were destroyed and countless lives lost. The spirits and bodies of those who survived were deeply wounded and their pain continues to this day. Some of those survivors were second-generation Japanese Americans; when the bombs were dropped, thousands of Japanese Americans were living in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and they were among the victims of the destruction.

In addition to photographs, explanatory texts, and artifacts belonging to bomb victims, Under a Mushroom Cloud will also include contemporary artworks that provide an array of perspectives on the effects of the atomic bombs and their impact on people today. The exhibition will shed light on this painful history and provide a safe space for discussion, in the hope that such an event never occurs to any person or country again.

Special display of artifacts from atomic bomb victims on view through March 1, 2020.

Premier Sponsors:
Mazda North American Operations logo Otafuku Sauce Co., LTD. logo

 

Additional support provided by The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles; the Hiroshima Peace Grant from the Hiroshima Peace Creation Fund; Wakunaga of America Co., Ltd.; and Philip and Masako Togo Kasloff Foundation.

 

Media Sponsor: The Rafu Shimpo 

 

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