Abstract

This digital exhibit situates the art of Hiroshima native Shikoku Gorō in the context of antiwar, antinuclear, and social justice movements from 1945 to 2020. Structured around 3 books (Atom Bomb Poems, The Angry Jizo, and Hiroshima Sketches), the site guides visitors through the diverse art that Shikoku, in collaboration with grassroots networks of artists & writers, created to promote social justice: guerilla art protesting the Korean War, poems against the nuclear arms race, a children’s book about war, cityscapes critiquing Hiroshima’s wartime past, and recent performing arts that trace this activist history. Created in collaboration with Megan Mitchell, Cecilia Robinson, and Max Mitchell ('20).

Publication Date

Summer 2020

Department

East Asian Studies

Document Type

Multimedia

Keywords

Social movements -- Japan, Hiroshima, Literature and politics, Cold War, Antinuclear movement

Language

English

Format

multimedia

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