is a vivid autobiographical story. Artist Keiji Nakazawa was only seven years old when the Atomic Bomb destroyed his beautiful home city of Hiroshima. The Artist's "Gen" manga (visual novel), tells the tale of one family's struggle to survive in the dreadful shadow of war ... '
"I named my main character Gen in the hope that he would become a root or source of strength for a new generation, one that can tread the charred soil of Hiroshima barefoot, feel the earth beneath its feet, and have the strength to say "NO" to nuclear weapons.... "
More survivors' stories :- Nagasaki Nightmare
, the art of the hibakusha, or A-bomb survivors.Voice of
includes eye-witness accounts of the atom bombing of Hiroshima. Here are more testimonies of survivors.
(Via the A-Bomb WWW Museum
of Hiroshima A-bomb survival, posted
to a message board, with responses from readers.Remembering Nagasaki
, a slide-show of Nagasaki after the A-bomb.The story of Sadako
, an A-bomb victim, and the Thousand Paper Cranes
project she inspired.
posted by plep
on Apr 13, 2003 -
is nothing new
. 300 years before there was film people were using the idea of the Camera Obscura
to project images onto nearby surfaces. Using the process to capture the images onto film was a simple progression. But camera cases break, and leak light exposing the film to early.
Enter Thomas Hudson Reeve
who folds his own one time only cameras with the very photo-paper he presents as his finished work
. Only a simple brass plate pinhole shutter is reused and developing is done in the camera by pouring the chemicals directly in.
Go check out PaperCams
posted by KnitWit
on Jan 3, 2003 -
Of course it's just a coincidence, but ...
I didn't know that this particular bit of pop culture had already been discussed on Fark
, but it certainly freaked me out when one of the guys at the bar showed it to me last night. (and wait! There's even more to the conspiracy ...)
posted by yhbc
on May 15, 2002 -
Puppetry of the penis: "The ancient art of genital origami"
. And some still say there's nothing under the sun, or the pants for that matter :)
(warning: male back nudity)
posted by betobeto
on Nov 15, 2001 -
Lost or broken CD case? Ripped a disc and now it's just floating around on your desk? Freewheeling College students
to the rescue
! You give 'em the lowdown and you get a formatted paper CD case as a .pdf file. Input your own song titles or run an album search
through their DB. They even archive
mixes for you to share with others.
posted by donkeysuck
on May 11, 2001 -
Slow day at the office? Recreate those great Star Wars moments with your own origami Tie Fighter
(amongst many other things).
posted by Markb
on Mar 26, 2001 -