Himeyuri Photography Exhibition

Himeyuri Japanese School Photograph

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Entry : Free

Venue : Tenshin Okakura Gallery, The Japan Foundation, 5A Ring Road, Lajpat Nagar IV, New Delhi - 110024
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Event Description : This Exhibition narrates the lives of Himeyuri students through photographs of peacetime and wartime in okinawa.
The Okinawa Women’s Normal School and the Okinawa Prefactural Girls’ High School were sister schools. They were popularly called the “Himeyuri School”.
“Hime” means “princess”, and “Yuri” means “lily”. Girls aged 13 to 19 studied there. On March 23, 1945, 222 Himeyuri students between the ages of 15 to 19 were mobilized to the front to act as nursing aides, without any prior training. The hospital where they worked were situated on a battlefield with shells flying overhead, and had no Red Cross flag for  protection. In the end, surrounded by U.S. forces, the students were dismissed by Japanese military.
Many of these students were killed in war, not only in battle but also by their own hand, refusing to be taken as a prisoner. In total, 123 girls lost their lives.

Accompanying Event : Himeyuri - Untold History Unfolded in Okinawa, Japanese film with English Subtitles on 23 August 2019, 6:30pm

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Himeyuri Photography Exhibition Himeyuri Photography Exhibition Reviewed by DelhiEvents on Saturday, September 21, 2019 Rating: 5

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