Toro Nagashi

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Large black-and-white photos of the horrors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings were displayed along the walkway around the lake. A replica of “Little Boy,” the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, was also present. It was made by Yukiyo Kawano, who used tanmono silk and momen from a kimono.

“Its weightlessness juxtaposes with the power of destruction by the gravity of the subject,” Kawano said. “It has become a ritual-like practice of forgetting nothing, leaving out nothing.”

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