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At our home in 1948. I am at the left end of the front row. My mother is in the back row, third from the left, with my father to the right of her.
Kenzo Takada

Kenzo Takada (3) From aerial attacks to rebuilding among burnt-out ruins

The taste of chocolate changes my idea of American soldiers from devils to wonderful big brothers

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The air raid siren is ringing shrilly, and I am standing in the middle of the river, crying.

Himeji came under aerial attack twice in 1945, once on June 22 and again on July 3. The massive assaults by American B-29 bombers leveled war factories and homes, killing 514 and leaving more than 55,000 victims.

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