Hiroshima digital exhibit “Popular Protest in Postwar Japan: The Antiwar Art of Shikoku Gorō”

(Reposted from: Oberlin College Libraries. August 15, 2020)

By Ann Sherif

Antiwar Protest in Japan: A Digital Exhibit

A new digital exhibit –  “Popular Protest in Postwar Japan: The Antiwar Art of Shikoku Gorō”

The exhibit situates the art of Hiroshima native Shikoku Gorō in the context of antiwar, antinuclear, and social justice movements from 1945 to 2020. Structured around 3 books (Atom Bomb Poems, The Angry Jizo, and Hiroshima Sketches), the site guides visitors through the diverse art that Shikoku, in collaboration with grassroots networks of artists & writers, created to promote social justice: guerilla art protesting the Korean War, poems against the nuclear arms race, a children’s book about war, cityscapes critiquing Hiroshima’s wartime past, and recent performing arts that trace this activist history.

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