The Hiroshima panels are a series of fifteen painted folding panels by the collaborative husband and wife artists Maruki Iri and Maruki Toshi. They were completed over a span of thirty-two years (1950-1982). The Panels depict the consequences of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as well as other nuclear disasters of the 20th century. Each panel stands 1.8 meters x 7.2 meters.
MARUKI GALLERY FOR THE HIROSHIMA PANELS, established by Iri Maruki and Toshi Maruki. When the atomic bomb was dropped, the painters went into Hiroshima just 3 days after the bombing. They were shocked by the terrible disaster. They made a decision to make victims' agony, sufferings and wishes for peace known to everybody and spent 30 years painting the 15 great "HIROSHIMA PANELS", plus huge paintings including “The Holocaust of Nanjing,” “The Scene of Auschwitz,” and “The Scene of Minamata.”