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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Hiroshima/Nagasaki Day Haiku

tears streaking
down an American face...
Imamura’s Black Rain



Published on World Kigo Database (Hiroshima/Nagasaki Day)


Note:

Shohei Imamura’s award-winning film, Black Rain (kuroi ame 黒い雨), is adapted from the novel of the same name by Ibuse Masuji. Its narrative focus centers on the aftermath of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, especially on the socio-psychological impact suffered by hibakusha (Japanese: the surviving victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki), who have been in the "black rain" fallout.