Hirayama Ikuo Painting Work

An Atomic Bomb Blowing up the Dome

  • Hirayama Ikuo
  • 1991
  • Water color
  • 31.5×24.0cm

A long day. In the evening, Hirayama Ikuo went down the hill, and thought he had to go home by himself. Fortunatelly, Ikuo hid in the cabin at the moment of the explosion, so he had no traumatic wounds or felt pain. After all, he had to walk towards Onomichi, ie. to the East. He had no idea how long he had been walking and been he had been walking all night. There was an unmanned train on the road, and feeling tired, Hirayama felt asleep on the train. He thought that he should not care about no matter what happened afterwards, and it had been a long day. When he heard the roaring sound, Hirayama woke up to find that the train had started and was crowded with people. Seeing the morning dawned outside the window, Hirayama found that the train seemed to be driving on the Wu Line. It wasn't long before the train stopped at Subo Station which was not far from Ikuchi-shima where he lived.When he got off the train, he saw Ikuchi-shima dimly.