Sumiteru Taniguchi is one of the Nagasaki Survivor and he was only sixteen when Nagasaki was bombed on the 9th of August, 1945. It has been 70 years since the world-altering tragedy, but Taniguchi lives with its dreaded memory even today.
This Nagasaki survivor’s body is covered with wounds that hurt to this day, in spite of the cream that his wife applies every day to soothe the pain and bring relief to the scars that still burn. These scars are visible almost everywhere – his frail body has dents in several places, and a conspicuous swelling covers his chest.
The remains of three of his ribs, now half rotten, press into his lungs, making it difficult for him to breathe. And it has been 70 years since Taniguchi straightened his left arm, simply because he couldn’t.