"That Day Now" - Hiroshima Survivor Residency in Syracuse


Ms. Ogura is the official a-bomb storyteller for the city of Hiroshima and has spent decades traveling Japan and the world telling others about her experience and promoting nuclear nonproliferation. She was 8 years old when the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, and she is one of the few survivors old enough at the time of explosion to remember the events clearly. Since 1984, Ogura has led Hiroshima Interpreters for Peace (HIP), which provides free-of-charge tours in Hiroshima informing the public about the atomic bomb and connecting them to a-bomb survivors.

Across many Schools and Colleges, and in partnership with the extended Syracuse community, Syracuse University will examine the current relevance of the 1945 atomic attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. A series of public events and exhi-bitions will be organized around a special visit by Ms. Keiko Ogura, a public speaker and survivor of the Hiroshima attack.

All events and exhibitions are open to the public unless otherwise noted. For questions, please email ThatDayNow@gmail.com.

Featured Lecture Event with the School of Education

Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 4:30 p.m.
Gifford Auditorium, Huntington Beard Crouse Hall
Part of the Douglas Biklen Landscape of Urban Education Lecture Series

Other Events and Appearances with That Day Now

  • Video Projection: Barefoot Gen’s Hiroshima by Yuko Ishida
    Sunday, September 17, 6 p.m.
    Schaffer Auditorium
  • Video Projection: Hiroshima Mon Amour
    Film by Alain Resnais, screenplay by Marguerite Duras
    Sunday, October 8, 6 p.m.
    Schaffer Auditorium
  • Video Projection: After Hiroshima Mon AmorLet Me Count the Ways
    by Sylvia Kolbowski and Leslie Thornton
    Sunday, October 22, 6 p.m.
    Schaffer Auditorium
  • Keiko Ogura meets local high school students
    Tuesday, October 24, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Everson Museum of Art
  • Warped by Time, Shaped by History: The Art and Architecture of That Day Now
    Panel discussion with Annette Behrens, Christina Varvia and Linda Zhang.
    Tuesday, October 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    Slocum Hall Atrium
  • Keiko Ogura’s interview on “Mornings on the Hill”
    Wednesday, October 25, 10-11 a.m.
    NCC News Broadcast
  • Keiko Ogura and NHK director meet veterans
    Wednesday, October 25, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Clear Path for Veterans, Chittenango
  • Virtual Reality Storytelling class experiences the moment the bomb was dropped in Hiroshima via VR video
    Public sign-up available at ThatDayNow@gmail.com
    Wednesday, October 25, 2017
    Newhouse Innovation Center
  • Keiko Ogura meets local 6th graders
    Thursday, October 26, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Everson Museum of Art Auditorium
  • Open Conversation with Keiko Ogura
    Thursday, October 26, 6-7 p.m.
    Everson Museum of Art Members Council Gallery
  • East Asia Program Lecture Series
    Friday, October 27, 12-1:30 p.m.
    Maxwell School
  • Symposium: That Day in 1945: Effects of the Atomic Bombs in Post-WWII Japanese Culture
    With Keiko Ogura, Chie Yamagishi, Chad Diehl, Susan Napier, Rahna Reiko Rizzuto and Daisaku Yamamoto
    Saturday October 28, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Slocum Hall Auditorium
  • Interview on Campbell Conversations
    Sunday, October 29, 6 p.m.
    WAER 88.3FM
  • Scheduled conversations with Keiko Ogura.
    Open to individuals and small groups. To arrange a meeting, email ThatDayNow@gmail.com.
    Monday, October 30
    Slocum Hall Marble Room


  • Rotating exhibition, That Day Now: Shadows Cast by Hiroshima–Everson
    Wednesday, August 23-Sunday, November 26, 2017
    Everson Museum of Art Members Council Gallery
    Displays archival artwork from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Syracuse University Galleries, and the Everson Museum. Curated by the Canary Project and Yutaka Sho, the show will also include original artwork by Syracuse University art and architecture students
    Opening Reception: Thursday, November 16, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • That Day Now: Shadows Cast by Hiroshima–Slocum
    Thursday, October 19-Friday November 3, 2017
    Slocum Hall Marble Room
    Installation designed to encourage visitors to encounter art and architecture of the nuclear age through books, videos and images.
    Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 24, 7:30 p.m.

That Day Now was made possible by the Japan Foundation, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Hiroshima Fukuyama Technical High School, Hiroshima Motomachi High School, the Everson Museum of Art, Clear Path for Veterans, the Syracuse City School District and Syracuse University schools, colleges and organizations, including: the School of Architecture; The Canary Lab at the College of Visual and Performing Arts; the East Asia Program at Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs; Syracuse University Galleries; the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs; Office of Veteran and Military Affairs; the School of Education; the Humanities Center; Languages, Literatures and Linguistics at Arts and Sciences; Syracuse University Study Abroad; the Center for Human Policy; the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications; and the Syracuse University libraries.