Items Burnt by WWII B-29 Bombing

These items comes from my mother’s side who lived in Tokyo during WWII. They were buried underground, along with other valuables, to protect it from the B-29 fire bombings in 1945 while her family fled to safety.

Despite the effort to protect, the items were badly damaged. The temperature was so hot that it melted the wood stain (the black bubbling) on the drawer (left). It’s used today to hold miscellaneous household items.

On the right, a vase sits on top of the drawer. I often wonder what color and designs it originally  had, but its current condition holds incredible history.

Left Image:

CAMERA Sony ILCE-7RM2
LENS FE 35mm F1.4 ZA
ISO 320
FOCAL LENGTH 35.0 mm (52.0 mm in 35mm)
APERTURE f/1.4
EXPOSURE TIME 0.01667s (1/60)

 

Right Image:

CAMERA Sony ILCE-7RM2
LENS FE 35mm F1.4 ZA
ISO 400
FOCAL LENGTH 35.0 mm (52.0 mm in 35mm)
APERTURE f/1.6
EXPOSURE TIME 0.01667s (1/60)

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