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清岡美智子 – Michiko Kiyo-oka

November 28, 2010

Michiko Kiyo-oka was twenty-one years old at the time of the 10 March 1945 air raid on Tokyo’s Shitamachi district. Her family consisted of her parents, her elder sister, and herself. Kiyo-oka’s family lived in the Umamichi neighborhood of Asakusa, near the famous Sensoji temple. On the night of 10 March, her family fled to the banks of the Sumida River in the vicinity of the Kototoi Bridge. Kiyo-oka’s father and sister perished in the raid. The following interview (total running time: approximately 20 minutes) was conducted by Bret Fisk on 21 November 2010. Multiple language settings are available through the embedded player’s subtitle controls.

東京大空襲(1945年3月10日)当時、21歳だった清岡美智子は都庁の職員として働いていた。家族構成は両親、姉、本人。有名な浅草寺近くの馬道(浅草)に住んでいた清岡家は、3月10日の夜、言問橋付近の隅田川の土手まで逃げ、清岡さんの父親と姉が行方不明となった。以下のインタビュー(合計約20分)は2010年11月21日に、ブレット・フィスクが日本語で行った。日本語または英語の字幕付きで視聴可能。

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Photographs of Kiyo-oka at eight months old and as a young woman before the air raid.

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