Ichiro lives in New York City with his Japanese mother. His father, an American soldier, was killed in Iraq. Now, Ichi’s mom has decided they should move back to Japan to live with Ichi’s grandfather. Grandfather becomes Ichi’s tour guide, taking him to temples as well as the Hiroshima... read more
“Now many countries have nuclear weapons, strong enough to destroy the earth many times over. No weapon can end war . . . just as no weapon has ever started one -- they are tools of men.. And a tool such as the atomic bomb should have never been used. In the end, we are all just ants . . . staring at the sun.”Grandpa Sato
“There is an old Buddhist saying . . . heaven and hell are in the hearts of all men.”Grandpa Sato
“Rather than use our whole hand to build . . . we used only a finger . . . to accuse. We decided it was better to blame than mend . . . fighting more noble than fixing. The wheel of war when set to spin . . . revolves on its own after the first turn.”Hachiman
“If the wounds of war go unattended, they become vulnerable to disease.”
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