To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, NHK brings this special drama starring Abe Hiroshi and Kuroshima Yuina. After watching the first episode @ http://www.dramacool.com/drama-detail/ichiban-densha-ga-hashitta-sp.html, this made me realised so many things about this devastating event. Of course, everyone has heard of the cliche’ that there are no winners in war. It is undeniable that Japan is at the wrong side of the history, but from the perspective of the ordinary people living in Japan, they are also victims of the decisions that their leaders make. To this ordinary people, which could have easily been me or my family, I can just imagine what they have to go through seeing their cities reduced to rubble. The amazing thing is their resilient and the selflessness attitude that they display in the most grim times of their lives. Family, own health, hunger, all these are sacrificed for the country, for the sake of others.
The train or in this case the trolleys are the main symbol of Japan, and though it may seem absurd or illogical to fix the transportation system when an atomic bomb just wiped out the whole region, it was synonymous to this phrase, “Once the streetcar runs, Hiroshima will come to life again!”
Kudos to humanity! To the unwavering spirit and fervor!
P.S. The Americans who were in charged of the Little Boy and Fat Man operations are war criminals!