Nobuko created this painting based upon what
he saw in Hiroshima. Despite the hellish devastation
all around him, this one thing stuck in Mr. Takakura's
In his own words: "A man who died apparently
on the spot lies there with one hand pointing to the
sky. Blue flames rise from his fingers, and liquid
the color of Indian Ink drips down."
Takakura was 18 when he witnessed this haunting reality