Hiroshima survivor (exposed to a-bomb at age 6), born on Oct 18, 1938 Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture Toshiko was exposed to the atomic bomb while on her way to school, 2.3km from the hypocenter. She covered her face with her right arm at the time without thinking, and therefore suffered burns to her head, right arm and the back left side of her neck. She had a high fever from that night and lost consciousness, but was somehow able to survive. She has travelled to the United States ten times in the past seven years, including on invitation of the “Hibakusha Stories” project in New York, and has given testimony to many people in the US. To celebrate the United Nations International Day of Peace in 2020, five U.S. gardens have raked “patterns for peace” into their karesansuis (Japanese style garden). The patterns were designed by Toshiko.