Akiko Takakura’s story of surviving the atomic bomb in Hiroshima, Japan, is depicted in a beautiful and moving animated animation.
Akiko Takakura was sixteen years old when she witnessed one of the most horrific incidents in human history and lived to tell the tale. She was a bank employee who was present when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945. She has often told her tale in an effort to end the use of nuclear weapons worldwide. Takakura used illustrations to tell her experience before her death in 2015, and, along with her testimony, two filmmakers created an astonishing short film that everyone should see.