Hiroshima 70 Years On - A Survivor's Journey of Forgiveness

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Hiroshima Lantern Floating Ceremony, Motoyasu River that runs below the Atomic Bomb Dome

by Sukh Singh, Associate Partner, Lighthouse International

“Suddenly I was facing a gigantic fireball. It was at least five times bigger and 10 times brighter than the sun. It was hurtling directly towards me, a powerful flame that was a remarkable pale yellow, almost the colour of white."

- Shinji Mikamo

At the Legends Report we know life can get very busy and having inspiring articles that are quick and easy to digest can help you in your day.

I would like you to make one exception to that today...

I would like for you to take 10 minutes to experience one of the most humbling, moving and powerful stories I’ve ever come across, so that it can make a powerful difference to your day, to your life and to the people you care about. It's a true everyday legend story.

70 years ago, the world’s first Atomic Bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima and killed over 100,000 people. This story is of Shinji Mikamo, a young man then who survived the devastation of the bomb thanks to the guidance of his father, Fukuichi Mikamo. Shinji and his father's brave journey of survival, determination and forgiveness is one that can make a huge difference to our lives if we take the lessons from it.

“You want to die? Don't say that word so lightly. As long as you stay alive, you will recover one day. The day will come. Just a bit more to go.”  - Fukuichi Mikamo

Here's the article in full. Our thanks to the BBC for sharing this story.


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Hiroshima Latern Ceremony courtesy of  Freedom II Andres @ Flickr