Hibaku Jizo Photo Exhibiiton
August 2-6, 2013, 10 am – 5 pm
Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, Little Tokyo
Jizō statues are sometimes accompanied by a little pile of stones and pebbles, put there by people in the hope that it would shorten the time children have to suffer in the underworld.
Many Jizo statues were on streets of Hiroshima when the atomic bomb was dropped, August 6, 1945.
In 2009, Hiroshima native Ken Shimizu started capturing those atomic-bombed Jizo statues, and has just published his first photo book Silent Witness – Hiroshima’s Hibaku Jizo.
The namesake exhibition of the photo book will be brought by Ken Shimizu himself to Los Angles at the North Gallery of the Japanese American Cultural Center from August 2 – August 6, 10 am – 5 pm. Admission free.
Hibaku Jizo Photo Exhibition is a part of the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center’s event Remembering Sadako: Folding for Peace.
The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center is located at 244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. (213) 628-2725 www.jaccc.org