|235||August 10th, 1945. In the morning||15 years old at that time|
|A cat was licking the bowels which had broken out of a horse.|
When I went to the front of Urakami Station, a carriage fell down and the broken carriage was on a dead horse. The stomach of the horse burst and its bowels broke out of it about 3 m (10 feet). A burned and festered cat was licking them. I vomited up when I saw it.
I got burned on the leg which developed a water blister. When it tore and was exposed to the air, it hurt and hurt me, so since I was very young I cried a lot. At Oohashi (district), a few burned trains were there. Dead bodies which kept standing in the train were burned black. When I crossed a iron bridge in Oohashi, I looked down into a river. There were many people. I think they got into the river longing for water.
When I was walking on the street, a man who fell down crept toward me saying, " water, water." And he drew my leg. I kicked him off.
Standing men raised their arms and hung down their palms like a ghost. What hung from their bodies were their skins which fell off from themselves.
A train came from the north. Since I was a staff of the Japanese National Railways, I raised my hand to a colleague to stop the train and got into it. And when I entered a coach, The wounded were a lot there.
At that time, a fighting plane of U.S.A.F. made by Lockheed Corporation (P38), which had two engines and bodies, came to raid us flying low with a deafening roar.