Historic photographs: miscellaneous

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Students by the Main Gate
  • Late Meiji Period.
Track and field games
  • Track and field games held on campus in 1899. In the upper right circle are athletes selected from the College of Medicine (present Faculty of Medicine).
  • Circa 1910.
"Mustache Party"
  • Band of mustachioed students posing as larger-than-life characters.
  • 1910.
Tissue lab at the College of Medicine
  • (current Faculty of Medicine)
  • Circa 1914.
Track and field games against Tokyo Imperial University
  • A 1926 photo showing the scoreboard during a track and field meet against Tokyo Imperial University.
Civil Engineering class at the Faculty of Engineering
  • Circa 1932.
Student canteen
  • Circa 1939.
Hyakumanben intersection
  • Circa 1965.

Activities and loss of the Atomic Bomb Disaster Survey Team

The Ohno Army Hospital where the survey team was headquartered
  • On August 6, 1945, an atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima, exposing a large number of people to radiation. The roughly 800-bed Ohno Army Hospital neighboring Ohno Village, took in about 100 A-bomb survivors in their central ward, and a further 1500 were treated at the nearby kokumin school (now Ohno West Elementary School).
  • On August 27, Chugoku Military District Headquarters requested that Kyoto University send researchers to investigate the extent of A-bomb damage to survivors and to urgently formulate countermeasures. The University responded immediately by dispatching to Hiroshima a team led by Faculty of Medicine professors. Physicists from the Faculty of Science also joined the team. The team was headquartered at Ohno Army Hospital from September 3, where it carried out treatment and research.
Ohno Military Hospital destroyed by a mountain avalanche
  • At around 22:30 on September 17, however, Makurazaki Typhoon hit the Hiroshima region, causing a mountain avalanche which instantly destroyed the middle part of Ohno Army Hospital, sweeping it over the Sanyo Honsen railway tracks into the sea.
  • The disaster took the lives of 156 people—almost all the A-bomb survivors hospitalized there as well as staff. Casualties included Kyoto University Prof. Toshikazu Mashimo (internal medicine), Prof. Shigeki Sugiyama (pathology) and 11 other members of the survey team, who had devoted time and energy to researching and developing countermeasures for the A-bomb damage.
University memorial service for the survey team
  • The service took place on October 11, 1945 at the second-floor main hall of the Clock Tower.
Monument for Kyoto University atomic bomb disaster survey group accident
Monument explanation plague

(from Kyoto University Archives)