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Video of nuclear terror projected on Nagasaki cathedral

August 7, 2015

Video: Story of atomic terror, revival projected onto facade of Nagasaki cathedral
Video of nuclear terror projected on Nagasaki cathedral

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NAGASAKI -- On the night of Aug. 6, a story of life, destruction and revival from the atomic ashes played out on the facade of Urakami Cathedral here.

The story is told in the form of a 10-minute CG video projected onto the wall of the cathedral, portraying the Nagasaki landmark before the atomic attack of Aug. 9, 1945, it's destruction by the blast wave, and finally its reconstruction. (Mainichi)

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Video projected on Nagasaki cathedral tells of phoenix-like rise from ashes of A-bomb



August 07, 2015


NAGASAKI--Nagasaki’s venerated Urakami Cathedral told a tale of its destruction and rebirth on Aug. 6 through a computer-generated video projected on its facade.

The original Roman Catholic church was erected in 1925, but was destroyed when the U.S. military dropped an atomic bomb on the city on Aug. 9, 1945. The cathedral was rebuilt in 1959 and has been declared a national treasure.

Organized by young artists and students, the video includes scenes of Christians stacking bricks to build the original church, the majesty of the building’s architecture--often referred to as "the greatest cathedral in the East," the flash of the atomic bomb, the church crumbling in flames and its reconstruction.

"I was deeply moved to see the old cathedral for the first time because I don't remember it," said Suiko Takagi, a 72-year-old resident of the area.

The video is scheduled to be screened again on the evening of Aug. 8.


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