RIS ID

100342

Publication Details

Kilpatrick, H. (2015). The recognition of nuclear trauma in Sagashite imasu (I am searching). Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, 13 (6(8)), 1-7.

Abstract

The award-winning picture book Sagashite imasu (2012) was published in response to 3/11. It combines dynamic poetics with poignant photographs of relics from the Hiroshima Peace Museum to evoke emotions about extended suffering from radioactive fallout. I argue that the work plays an activist role in prompting an empathetic response which raises an ethical consciousness, and that this kind of response in turn generates a broader “recognition” of the dangers of using nuclear power in (and beyond) Japan after the Fukushima disaster.

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The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus

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