Sketches made soon after the atomic bombing given to Peace Memorial Museum

by Masami Nishimoto, Senior Staff Writer

Eighteen original sketches depicting the devastation of Hiroshima one month after the atomic bombing, drawn by the late Keiso Takamasu, a Japanese-style painter, were donated to Peace Memorial Museum by his family on March 11. Many were created on September 9, 1945 and are among the earliest A-bomb related drawings. On September 8, 1945, Mr. Takamasu was captured sketching in one of the photos taken by the U.S. Manhattan District Survey Team during its visit to Hiroshima to investigate residual radiation.