gallery Atomic Tokyo: a nuclear tourism map

the tokyo files: maps マッピング東京

A brief map of sites in Tokyo with a connection to atomic and nuclear weapons.

 (1) Daigo Fukuryu Maru Exhibition Hall 第五福竜丸展示館 (map)

This museum consists almost entirely of the Daigo Fukuryu Maru (“Lucky Dragon 5”), a Japanese fishing boat that was subject to the fallout of an American nuclear test in 1954. The ship’s crew of 23 suffered acute radiation syndrome (ARS), with one member eventually dying. The ship has been a museum since 1976. It is located in Yumenoshima park in Koto-ku, a 10-minute walk from Shin-kiba station.

Museum and vicinity map:

Engine from the Daigo Fukuryu Maru (Lucky Dragon V):

(2) Tsukiji Market and Yumenoshima fish graveyard 

In an excellent Japan Times article (“Lucky Dragon’s lethal catch“) we learn that, upon returning to Japan, some of the fish from the Daigo Fukuryu Maru somehow made it into Tsukiji Market, with at least two…

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