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撮影:上西寛之助氏 提供:上西功一氏  広島湾海上

昭和3年(1928年)ころ 撮影:上西寛之助氏 提供:上西功一氏 広島湾海上
Filmed circa 1928 (Showa 3) by Kannosuke Kaminishi
Original film courtesy of Koichi Kaminishi and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Hiroshima Bay
The footage shows early Showa era Hiroshima Bay and its busy traffic of vessels. The bay was home to Ujina Port (today’s Port of Hiroshima), completed in 1889 as a major-scale marine transport facility. It was also where large numbers of soldiers were shipped out from during the Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese Wars. The second half of the footage shows tour guests boarding what appears to be a Fuso battleship. Battleship Nagato and Momi-class destroyer Kuri can also be seen out on the bay. After the end of the Pacific War, Battleship Nagato sank after serving as a target ship in the U.S. thermonuclear bomb tests at Bikini Atoll. The footage was probably shot from waters near Itsukaichi, Hatsukaichi, or Ono, judging from the shapes of Miyajima and Ninoshima Islands in the background.




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