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昭和15年(1940年)ころ 撮影:吉岡信一氏 

参考資料:「ヒロシマの被爆建造物は語る」 広島平和記念資料館 1996年、RCCニュース 2008/07/25放送より
Filmed circa 1940 (Showa 15) by Shinichi Yoshioka
Original film courtesy of Hiroshima Municipal Archives
Hon-dori, Naka Ward, Hiroshima City
Hon-dori was part of a highway dating from the Edo period, and in and after the Taisho era it increasingly thrived as a street connecting the two commercial districts of Nakajima and Shintenchi. The building behind the children engaging in radio calisthenics is the Mitsui Bank Hiroshima Branch, completed in 1925. Set back from the street by about 4.5 m, the building survived the atomic bombing and today houses the Hiroshima Andersen bakery. Visible to the left is the sign of long-established china shop Watanabe Toen. The open space in front of Mitsui Bank provided an ideal playground for local children. It was used by them not only for radio calisthenics but also for games like jump rope and hanetsuki (Japanese badminton), also recorded in other films by the same recorder.
References: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Architectural Witnesses to the Atomic Bombing—A Record for the Future (1996); RCC News, broadcast on July 25, 2008.




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