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This Monday marks the 63rd anniversary of the Tokyo air raid. In the very early morning hours of March 10, 1945, U.S. bombers dropped incendiary devices on the capital. No one knows exactly how many people perished in the attack, but estimates range from 100,000 to 200,000.

Amazingly, only 33 photographs of the bombing raid’s destruction are known to still exist. They were taken by Koyo Ishikawa, a police photographer. Ishikawa’s story is recounted in the docudrama “Katararenakatta 33-mai no Shashin (The 33 Photos that Can’t Be Talked About)” (TBS, Monday, 9 p.m.).

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