This is the place I stop by every time I come to Tokyo.
‘Myth of Tomorrow’ is a big mural, that length is 5.5 meters and width is 30 meters. Taro Okamoto was commissioned the mural by a hotel that was under construction in Mexico City, and painted in1968-1969.
This mural features an image of the tragic moment in which an atomic bomb explodes. However, it is not simply a picture of the victims. The powerful message contained in this work by Taro Okamoto is that human beings are capable of proudly overcoming even the cruelest of tragedies and giving birth to ‘Myth of Tomorrow’.
I play and pray for peace at Okinawa Peace Memorial Park.
This is the video taken by Tomomi Taninoue who is an actress and has mother and grandmother from Okinawa.
沖縄平和記念公園 Kackey@dabigtree｜Okinawa Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum
In late March 1945, a fierce battle such as has rarely been seen in history took place on these islands. The “Typhoon of Steel” that lasted for ninety days disfigured mountains, destroyed much of the cultural legacy, and claimed the precious lives of upward of 200,000 people. The Battle of Okinawa was the only ground fighting fought on Japanese soil and was also the largest-scale campaign of the Asia-Pacific War. Even countless Okinawan civilians were fully mobilized.