“The Hiroshima Miracle : Hiroshima Is in the Pink!” (“The Hiroshima Miracle” in below) is telling true
stories of Hiroshima women who chose to live in a spirit of forgiveness instead of resentment.
A manga about Hiroshima – from the viewpoint on “Women” who propelled the city’s recovery
2015 is the 70th year after World War II ends. Hiroshima was utterly destroyed in the war but it has
recovered and becomes one of the major cities in Japan nowadays.
After the Atomic-bombing to Hiroshima, it takes only 3 days for resume of railway service. It was
also being told that nothing would grow for 75 years in Hiroshima, however plant with sprout grew
from ground 6 months after bombing, these are seen as a symbol of Hiroshima’s recovery.
However, at the time being many of the city’s men were not returned from war, the city’s recovery was
relied on women in Hiroshima. Even though these women played an important role, no documentation was
left to record their efforts (According to Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation research), most of
the materials on Hiroshima were about the tragedy and horror of the atomic bomb.
As to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the bombing and the end of World War II, “The Hiroshima
Miracle” is published. This manga is about how the Japanese come up against the difficulties and
contributes to the recovery by telling the true stories of women in Hiroshima, so that to convey
the message about preciousness of peace.
English version released based on readers’ request
“Barefoot Gen” is translated into 22 languages, telling about the horror of wars and nuclear weapons.
Hiroshima was appealed as a city suffered from bombing.
To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the bombing and the end of World War II, the Japanese
version of “The Hiroshima Miracle” is published and telling the true story of Hiroshima women, praying
for a peaceful world, where people live together in a spirit of caring, respect and forgiveness.
It takes around 1 year, from July 2014 to June 2015 for the completion.
A lot of comments collected from readers such as “I want to go to the city of recovery – Hiroshima
again!”, “Thank you for conveying message that I wanted to tell the others too but was not able to do
before. I will present this book to my grandson”. Many readers showed their expectation on having this
manga to be translated into English, which leads to the production of “The Hiroshima Miracle :
Hiroshima Is in the Pink!” (English version).
In 2014, there were 234,360 foreigners visited Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum (around 17.8% of
the total visitors). (According to Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation research) I hope “The Hiroshima
Miracle” can help to convey the message about preciousness of peace to the world.
Purchase of “The Hiroshima Miracle : Hiroshima Is in the Pink!” or “キセキのヒロシマ”
「キセキのヒロシマ」 5 volume set
Price : JPY2,160 (tax inclusive)
|“The Hiroshima Miracle : Hiroshima Is in the
Pink!”(English version)Price : JPY1,620 (tax inclusive)