2021/05/25NEW

Mr. Matatoshi Kosasa, a former resident of Hashima Island

Whenever there was a festival, I would wear a chima jeogori (costume traditionally worn by Korean women) and dance typically ostentatiously and with a lot of gaiety.

"He moved to Hashima Island at the age of 8 and lived there from 1933 to 2020. His father worked in Hashima Island as a carpenter and lived on the fourth floor of building No. 30 with his entire family.
When he was in the fifth grade of national elementary school, he encountered the atomic bomb at Hashima Island. Then the war ended afterward. He lived on Hashima Island until 1974.
He remembered events like funerals and festivals enjoyed by people from the Koren Peninsula living on Hashima Island during the war and told us about them in detail."