Hiroshima Setting & Symbolism

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B-san, or Mr. B

B-san, or Mr. B, was the colloquial name given to the United States B-29 bomber. The B-29 has superior range and was able to strike anywhere in Japan from distant island bases. Massive daily raids with conventional and fire bombs were conducted across the entire nation for many months prior to the atomic detonation. Hiroshima had largely been spared prior to the atomic bomb.

Tonarigumi

The tonarigumi was a nationally sponsored but locally organized neighborhood association concerned with the organization of air-raid defenses. Each association subsumed responsibility for perhaps twenty families. In the actual event, the focus of tonarigumi on preparations for conventional high-explosive strategic bombing rendered much of their work irrelevant after the atomic detonation. Reverend Tanimoto was the chairman of his own tonarigumi.

Molotoffano hanakago

A Molotoffano hanakago, also known as a Molotov flower basket or bread basket, was the Japanese name...

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