A-bomb Microcephaly Yuriko Hatanaka was born in 1946 with microcephaly (abnormally small skull) caused by radiation from the atomic bomb blast which her mother experienced when Yuriko was in the womb. Her condition resulted in mental and physical disabilities. In Yuriko’s childhood, her mother choked up with tears, thinking of Yuriko’s future. In her adult years, Yuriko participated with her father, communicating the realities that victims of the atomic bomb must live with. Top: Yuriko with her parents, in front of her family’s barber shop, 1974. Photograph by Kikujiro Fukushima, Courtesy of Kyodo News. Bottom: Yuriko gazing at a newspaper, 1974. Photograph by Kikujiro Fukushima, Courtesy of Kyodo News.