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Toppled Japanese Grave Izumi Japan Earthquake Disaster 2011 | by Carsten Knoche
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Toppled Japanese Grave Izumi Japan Earthquake Disaster 2011

I've been living in Miyagi, Japan for the last 4 years. I have made too many friends and have too much invested in this area to flee in their time of need. As long as radiation levels are safe, I plan to stay here in Japan and help my community rebuild. These pictures are the first chapter of that story.


Misato (Kogota and Nango), Miyagi was hit hard by the Earthquake, but thankfully was just far enough away from the ocean to be out of reach of the tsunamis. The neighboring, seaside cities of Misato were devastated by the over 14 meter, towering columns of water brought in by the tsunamis.


Once gasoline becomes available and mobility is not longer severely hindered, I plan to head to the hardest hit areas and help wherever possible. I will try to bring all of you along on this journey of restoration through these photographs.


If you wish to dive deeper and read more about my experiences or perhaps purchase any of these pictures, please go to my website:


With cooperation, strength, and perseverance, we can accomplish anything.

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Taken on March 18, 2011