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Cultural Event

09/12/2022 - 09/15/2022
Moscow, ID

Remembering Hiroshima: City, Art, Environment, and Lived Experience

Time & Location

September 12- 15, 2022
University of Idaho (Moscow, ID)


Remembering Hiroshima: City, Art, Environment, and Lived Experience is a series of events at the University of Idaho inviting faculty, students, and community members to engage with the history and remembrance of and research on the impact of the use of the atomic bomb in Japanese and world history and culture. The centerpiece of the event will be keynote talk and discussion with Ms. Keiko Ogura, an atomic bomb survivor. In addition to the keynote and three scholars’ talks, there will be a film screening of Godzilla. A Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum exhibit will be displayed at the University of Idaho gallery, the University Library will display relevant Japanese literature and manga, and there will be origami crane making.

Please visit the Idaho Asia Institute website for more details.

We are also happy to present three free post-show talkbacks immediately following these performances:
Monday, September 12:
Hiroshima: Nuclear Truth & Consequence
Andrea J. Kelsey, Air Force ROTC

Tuesday, September 13:
The Aesthetics of Post-Atrocity Building Projects
Yutaka Sho, Associate Professor of Architecture, Syracuse University
Xiao Hu, discussant

Godzilla and Japan’s Nuclear Imaginary, from Hiroshima to Fukushima
William M. Tsutsui, President of Ottawa University
Yuta Kaminishi, discussant

Screening of Gojira (the original 1954 Godzilla) with introductory remarks by William M. Tsutsui

Wednesday, September 14:
Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the Environmental Age
Toshihiro Higuchi, Assistant Professor of History, Georgetown University
Kerri Clement, discussant

Keynote Address: An A-bomb Survivor’s Testimony-The Voice of the Hibakusha for Peace
Keiko Ogura, Hiroshima Survivor
Followed by a panel discussion with Yutaka Sho, William M. Tsutsui, and Toshihiro Higuchi

August 16 – September 16, 2022
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum Exhibit Japanese literature, manga and film display
Origami crane making

These events are supported through the Global Partnerships Education Grant.

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