"from the dimly flickering flames of a burnt and festering Hiroshima"
–TŌGE Sankichi, "At a Field-Dressing Station"
This weekend marks the end of the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan and the 76th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. On August 6, 1945, at 8:15 AM, the US dropped the world's first nuclear bomb over Hiroshima, Japan. The bomb, given the code name “little boy,” exploded about 2,000 feet above the city, killing an estimated 140,000 Japanese civilians.