Women’s voices from Hiroshima and Nagasaki


Testimonies of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Women Speak Out for Peace

Documented by the Soka Gakkai Women’s Peace Committee, these videos feature hibakusha sharing their testimonies of what they experienced during and after the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The paintings and drawings presented during the testimonies were drawn from memory by the hibakusha, in an attempt to convey to future generations the truth of what they witnessed at the time of the bombing.

Original Japanese voices, with subtitles in Japanese, English, Spanish, French, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese.


The Soka Gakkai is a global, community-based Buddhist organization with a membership of over 12 million people around the world that promotes peace, culture and education centered on respect for the dignity of life. The Soka Gakkai International (SGI) as a non-governmental organization has been in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 1983. The SGI Office for UN Affairs operates in New York and Geneva, representing the SGI at the UN.

(Headline image: Freedom II Andres/Wikimedia Commons)

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