Edan Corkill has written a piece in today's Japan Times about Chim Pom's recent Hiroshima sky scandal, contextualized within other recent art transgressions in Japan.
Bonny Cassidy, currently in residence at Akiyoshidai International Art Village, has written a piece about Cai Guo-Qiang's 'Black Fireworks' held at the A-Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, comparing it with Chim Pom's recent action.
Chim Pom 'wrote' the term 'Pika', meaning explosion or blast but also the first constituent of the global anime phenomenon known as Pikachu which the artists group have referred to in the past, in the skies above Hiroshima.
Chim Pom leader and Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art curator Yukie Kamiya (rear) apologise at a press conference.
*Above images pasted from Hiroshima Peace Media Center (Japanese only).