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Grandchildren of Hiroshima

August 10, 2018

The results of year-long Oral history and performance project, rooted in interviews between survivors of the Atomic bomb and children in Hiroshima. This year there will also be the reading of an oral history from London “After Hiroshima”. Producer and initial leader of the project Marigold Hughes will do a short talk 20min before the Grandchildren of Hiroshima shows.

Grandchildren of Hiroshima (Performance)
“Children from Hiroshima” 70 years ago and “Children from Hiroshima” now, meeting, talking and joining hands to pass down an important story.

After Hiroshima (Reading)
An oral history from London. It explores the response of the rest of teh world to the development of the atomic bomb and the protest movement that arose during the 1950s.

The performances will be in Japanese, but English scripts will be available and can be downloaded from here. Co-director Marigold Hughes says of the show, “It is a strongly physical and visual piece – so an understanding of what we’re doing, won’t necessarily be based on an understanding of Japanese.” Learn more about this fascinating project in the video below or on the project website.

Location: Multi-studio Room on 2nd floor Hiroshima JMS Aster Plaza

Dates and times:

Friday August 10

  • Performance of Grandchildren of Hiroshima 15:00
  • Reading of After Hiroshima 19:00

Saturday August 11

  • Grandchildren of Hiroshima 11:00
  • After Hiroshima 15:00

Doors open 30min before showtime

Grandchildren of Hiroshima Adv: ¥1500 Door: ¥1800
After Hiroshima Adv: ¥1200 Door: ¥1500
Both shows: Adv: ¥2500 Door: ¥3000

Free screening of “Grandchildren of Hiroshima” & Origami Crane Accessories Workshop
11:00, August 6 in JMS Aster Plaza 1st floor gallery


August 10, 2018
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Aster Plaza
4-17, Kako-machi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima city, Hiroshima
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0812 Japan