A nuclear test woke the legendary Godzilla, who rose from his long sleep beneath the Pacific to destroy Tokyo in a Japanese film made just nine years after atomic blasts shook Nagasaki and Hiroshima. In Japan at that time, the war's aftershocks could be felt in ways both monstrous and subtle. During the conflict's final days, in August 1945, Shomei Tomatsu was 15 years old; while his neighbors fled to underground shelters he hid in his bedroom, watching as American firebombs reduced his home city of Nagoya to... More >>>