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Friday, February 8, 2013

Green Pine Trees, Cranes and Turtles

In 1955, twenty-five young Japanese women who had been badly scarred by the atomic blast at Hiroshima were sent to New York City for reconstructive plastic surgery. They became known as the Hiroshima Maidens. Almost all returned to Japan afterwards. However, one remained in the United States, moved to Los Angeles, married and had four children. 

In this story, I try to imagine what happened when a young daughter becomes curious about the scars on her mother's face. 


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