storm in a teacup (mocktragic) wrote in little_details,
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Geisha in Hiroshima/Nagasaki 1945

Hello everyone.

I have googled and wiki'd to no avail, and so here I am.

My question is about geisha in Nagasaki and Hiroshima at the time that the atom bomb was dropped in 1945. I saw a documentary a little while ago where some American men that had been soldiers at the time talked about going to Nagasaki after the bomb was dropped. They said they saw a geisha wandering around muttering to herself. She had suffered some psychological trauma, and dressed up in white kimono and painted her face white before going out and walking amongst the ruins. From the little else I've heard about it she was quite a well-known geisha at the time.

Does anyone know any more about this? Who she was, etc? Or of any other instances of a similar nature?

Thank you in advance : )

Edit: Thank you to everyone that replied ^_^ I realise it's a pretty finicky question, so I really appreciate your advice. I think it'll be a case of visiting a lot of libraries!
Tags: japan: history, ~world war ii

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