Remembering Hiroshima and the Lucky Dragon in ChimPom’s Level 7 feat. “Myth of Tomorrow”
- Asia-Pacific Journal
- Publication Type:
- Journal Article
- Asia-Pacific Journal : Japan Focus, 2015, 13 (6.3)
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In May 2011, just one month after the 3/11 triple-disaster, the Chim↑Pom artist collective conducted an unauthorised installation of a panel depicting the crippled nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant next to Okamoto Tarō's large-scale mural Myth of Tomorrow in Shibuya railway station. In this paper I read the installation as a commentary on the history of nuclear power and anti-nuclear art in post-war Japan. This commentary reconnects the historical issue of nuclear weapons with contemporary debates about nuclear power.
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