Praying over earthquake victims

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Theodore Akimoto Family Collection

Caption on reverse: "FEC-48-5607. 30 June 48 / Charred remains excavated from / earthquake ruins: / Japanese pray over the charred / remains of Japanese earthquake victims / in Fukui, Japanese sea town hardest / hit by the earthquake of 28 June 1948, / which stuck without warning in the / late afternoon, leaving a trail of / homelessness and death in its wake. / The food in the foreground is an / offering to the dead. / Photographer - Dargis / Photograph by U.S. Army Signal Corps."

June 30, 1948


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Courtesy of the Theodore Akimoto Family Collection

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