Lucky Dragon No. 5, Fishing Boat is Exhibit A at Daigo Fukuryu Maru Hall in Tokyo of 50's Nuclear Tests

In Lucky Dragon's lethal catch (Japan Times, March 18), Mark Schreiber recounts how an unassuming fishing boat Daigo Fukuryu Maru (Lucky Dragon No 5) and its inexperienced crew got to close for comfort to a nuclear test conducted by the U.S in 1954 near Bikini Island.

In Tokyo, the boat (pictured below) is centerpiece at Daigo Fukuryu Maru Exhibition Hall which aims at keeping memories alive.


Museum is opened from 9:00 am to 4 pm (closed on Mondays).

Admission is Free.

Fishing boat as Exhibit A for Tokyo Thursdays # 228


Modern Song, Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920–1945, Asia Week 2012, March 16-24

(* photo of Lucky Dragon No 5 from official site of Daigo Fukuryu Maru Exhibition Hall)

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