Monday, September 19, 2011

Monday, my last full day in Hiroshima, September 19, 2011

This is the bridge that had "deceitful images" burned into it; white shadows of the railing for the heat of the blast; historical reference and inspiration for the cyanotypes

The Palestine peace banner in the first floor Bank exhibition
New Zealand Banner, detail
Looking across the bank's roof to the emergency exit door from my exhibition room
Korean banner in the 1st floor exhibitionKiri's bedroom - love the bedspread
Kiri's guest, storage, laundry-drying room. See that big red plastic bag? It is full of amazing clothes! These are clothes she is getting rid of and she let me go through them and take whatever I want so now I have an extra big bag of cool clothes!!!!
Kiri and her boyfriend's living room. A very cool apartment!
Kiri, me and Michiko after an maazing traditional lunch: shrimp, zucchini, sardine tempura; teeny tiny white fish; potato juice to be poured over rice; pickled plum; seaweed and pickled vegetables; miso soup with rolled crepe strips; sashimi; soy sauce; wasabi; daikon radish; tempura sauce; shiso leaf.....
Kiri after eating a green tea ice cream cone.....
Ladders across the street from my room

Reception case in my show filled with "reject" cyanotypes
Gingko Nuts / Seeds / Fruit

The breakfast room curtains at the World Friendship Center
Another case of cyanotypes at my show: belt buckle, bottles, canteen, hair comb
Another case of cynaotypes: flowers; melted metal; leaves
Sadako Sasaki on the grass looking up at the Peace Dome with her new friend
The Peace Dome in a cartoon that plays all day on the 3rd floor of the bank, right down the hall from my show
BOOK OFF, my favorite thrift store, BUT they were closed most of last week and they renovated it, making it look more new and more difficult to navigate
THE BIGGEST PAINTING IN THE WORLD, a book by Hiromi Inayoshi, a book without pictures that people can fill with their own images and words

Sign for the bank at the entrance
Bank reflected in the building across the street
Architectural plans for the bank

Rubbing of the parquet floor in the above room and the bottom image is of the 1st floor
Parquet floor that I rubbed
1st floor banners

Bank after the bombing
and now. Nothing short of miraculous.

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