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With only a chair, a lamp and a book to assist him, Tatsushi Amano, 54, has been providing dynamic glimpses into the hardships of postwar Hiroshima since 2009.

His performance consists of a one-man adaptation of Hisashi Inoue’s play “Chichi to Kuraseba” (“Living With Father,” aka “The Face of Jizo”), which he delivers in Japanese with projected English subtitles. Set in 1948, the play involves only two characters, Mitsue and her father, and takes place in a house in a slum on the edge of Hiroshima where the roof still leaks from damage caused by the atomic bombing.

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