Hiroshima 1935 before the devastating attack.

Newly-restored footage shows life in the city of Hiroshima before the devastating attack.
Restored from 16mm film, the three-minute black and white footage shows the city center circa 1935. Cherry blossom trees billow in the wind, boats float atop the water and one man smokes a cigarette while fishing.
People bustle through the streets dressed in fine kimono while cars and trams move past. The fascinating footage, originally shot by late Hiroshima resident Genjiro Kawasaki, is a glimpse of life in pre-war Japan.
The museum, founded in 1955, spent about 900,000 Yen (US$7944) restoring the film, according to the Japan Times.


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