Transfiguration Day - c. 30 and 1945

by Kim on August 6, 2014

“He was completely changed right before their eyes, his face brilliantly lit, like the sun, his clothes flashing with light.”
– Matthew 17:2 (my translation)

“The hour was early; the morning still, warm, and beautiful. Shimmering leaves, reflecting sunlight from a cloudless sky … Suddenly, a strong flash of light startled me — and then another. So well does one recall little things that I remember vividly how a stone lantern in the garden became brilliantly lit and I debated whether this light was caused by a magnesium flare or sparks from a passing trolley.”
– Dr. Michihiko Hachiya, Hiroshima survivor

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Jason Goroncy 08.06.14 at 12:04 pm

Kim, are you familiar with Paul Glynn’s book, ‘A Song for Nagasaki’? I warmly commend it.


Jason Goroncy 08.06.14 at 12:07 pm

I see that there are plans too to tell Takashi Nagai’s story in film. (See and


Kim 08.06.14 at 12:34 pm

Thanks for the tip, Jason. I just ordered it — in “very good” condition — at the exorbitant price of - 1 pence!


Jason Goroncy 08.06.14 at 12:38 pm

Attaboy ;-)

If it disappoints, I’ll buy you a beer.

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