Designer Issey Miyake: I'm A Hiroshima Survivor

08/14/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Issey Miyake New York Times

On Aug. 6, 1945, the first atomic bomb was dropped on my hometown, Hiroshima. I was there, and only 7 years old. When I close my eyes, I still see things no one should ever experience: a bright red light, the black cloud soon after, people running in every direction trying desperately to escape -- I remember it all. Within three years, my mother died from radiation exposure.

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