Letters from Hibakusha

Animated Stories of A-Bomb Survivors

For NHK's "Letters from Hibakusha" project, the broadcaster received 2,200 written recollections of the 1945 atomic bombings. 4 of them were chosen this year and recreated as short animations. The memoirs include the story of a survivor's struggle to make ends meet, a teenager's quest to find his first love in the aftermath, and the parting words of a dying girl. NHK hopes that teenagers today may gain an insight into the experiences of people who were much like them when they had their dreams snatched away.