• Photographs from the 69th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima, Japan on August 6th 1945. Photography by Thaddeus Pope.

    Photographs from the 69th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of the Japanese City of Hiroshima on August 6th 1945. Photography by British photojournalist, Thaddeus Pope. All Images © 2014 Thaddeus Pope. All rights reserved.

  • The Great Bonfire of Toba - Fire Festival of Toba by Thaddeus Pope

    One of the most unusual and exciting festivals in Japan, Toba-dai-kagaribi (the great bonfire of Toba), also known as Toba-no-Himatsuri (Fire Festival of Toba), dates back approximately 1,200 years and is registered as a National Intangible Folk Cultural Property. This annual festival takes place on the second Sunday of February in Hazu-town (Mikawa-Toba Station /Meitetsu Gamagori Line - Toba Shinmeisha shrine). The purpose of the festival is to forecast the climate and harvest of the coming year.

Photographs from the 69th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of the Japanese City of Hiroshima on August 6th 1945. Photography by Thaddeus Pope.

HIROSHIMA BY THADDEUS POPE

On the 6th of August 1945 at 8.15AM, an American Boeing B-29 Superfortress named Enola Gay opened its bomb bay doors and released an atomic bomb 31,060 feet (9,470 m) above the city of Hiroshima, Japan. Forty three seconds later, the bomb reached its predetermined detonation height of 1,968 feet (600 m) where it exploded […]

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The Great Bonfire of Toba / Fire Festival of Toba by Thaddeus Pope

THE GREAT BONFIRE OF TOBA BY THADDEUS POPE

One of the most extraordinary festivals in Japan, Toba-dai-kagaribi (The Great Bonfire of Toba) is a designated National Intangible Folk Cultural Property with roots that can be traced back 1,200 years. The purpose of the festival, which takes place in February at the Toba-Shinmeisha shrine in Nishio City (in the Chūbu region of Honshū), is […]

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