About the Story
This is a true and incredible story of a Japanese adolescent, Shinji Mikamo, who miraculously survived the first atomic bombing of human kinds. He was on top of his house roof with nothing to shield him at only ¾ of a mile (1,200m) from the epicenter in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 toward the end of World War II.
But what made Shinji stand out from most of the survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, or even of many other man-made disasters in our history, he never hated Americans as aggressors. He somehow saw things from a much bigger perspective even in the very strict Japanese military government’s mind control of civilians during the war. As one of his three legacy-carrying daughters, Dr. Akiko Mikamo wrote his story to send out the messages of human love and power of forgiveness to remind the world our worst enemies of yesterday could become the best friends of tomorrow.
The Japanese version of Rising from the Ashes, titled 8:15 has been released.
One year after the release of the Rising from the Ashes, Dr. Mikamo has published the Japanese version of Shinji's story. 8時15分 tells the miraculous tale in its native language.
8時15分 is available on Amazon.co.jp.
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Rising from the Ashes - Motion Picture
“Rising from the Ashes” inks a film deal with Polaris Pictures in Hollywood.
Jeremy Wall, Polaris’ CEO said, “This book is devastatingly shocking, heartwarming in its compassion, and is truly healing from a perspective of victims and perpetrators. It has all the elements to make a powerful motion picture.”
Screenplay has been completed, and we expect to start shooting the film in 2016.