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Hiroshima’s Financial District

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Hiroshima’s Financial District
Image Filename wwii1096.jpg.jpg
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Photographer Kishida, Mitsugi
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Caption Author Jason McDonald
Date Photographed 8/7/1945
Location Hiroshima’s Financial District
City Hiroshima
State or Province Hiroshima Prefecture
Country Japan
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Status Caption ©2007, ©2024 MFA Productions LLC Please Do Not Distribute or Duplicate Without Permission


Smoke still hangs over the vicinity of Ohte-machi, Kamiya-cho, Hondori and Fukuro-machi after the bombing. Here were the Hiroshima Branch of Yasuda Bank, the Hiroshima branches of Obayashi Corporation, Sanwa Bank, Sumitomo Bank and the central Geibi Bank. Except for those buildings made of steel rebar reinforced concrete, the stores lining the Hondori Shopping Arcade were completely destroyed by blast and fire. Steel and concrete buildings mostly withstood the bomb, but their fixtures made of glass and wood melted or burned. Brick buildings suffered major damage, and the wooden buildings were completely consumed by the fire.

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