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Issey Miyake recalls Hiroshima

In a moving op-ed piece in the New York Times, clothes designer Issey Miyake recalls one unforgettable August morning in Hiroshima.

Supporting Barack Obama's April call for the elimination of nuclear weapons, Miyake recounts a memory he has, until now, withheld from the public realm.

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.
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