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148 W College St. Oberlin, OH 44074-1545

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Overview

This exhibit explores the vibrant grassroots artistic culture of Hiroshima, known as the atomic bombed city. From 1949 through the 1990s, local artist Shikoku Gorō advanced a bold and democratic vision for cultural life by bringing poetry to the streets and mobilizing visual arts to represent the vitality, beauty, and complexity of Hiroshima.

The exhibit explores a set of influential books, along with other examples of socially committed art. Shikoku and his circles of collaborators illuminated pathways to civic engagement for the citizens of Hiroshima—hibakusha (atomic bomb survivors), vets, and younger generations.

The cover of Genbaku Shishu, which depicts human silhouettes in a red, abstract style against a gray and white background with Japanese writing in black on the bottom left.