Mitsuyo Furukawa (35 at the time) was in her garden (1,600 meters from the hypocenter) watering the vegetables. Although she was badly burned on her chest and arms, she wandered around the scorched land for a week, looking for Mieko, her eldest daughter, who had been mobilized for fire preventing work at Tsurumi-cho. This is the dress she was wearing then.
Monpe (Women’s Work Pants). Kimiko Nishimaru (15 at the time) was working in communication services under the Student Mobilizaion Order at the army’s district headquarters, 800 meters from the hypocenter. Badly burned over her whole body, she crawled home and received treatment from her parents. She died, however, on August 12, 1945.