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Dream, Hope, and Tomorrow


- I am from Tohoku. My family and most of my relatives still live in Tohoku.

- My sister's office building in Hachinohe by the sea port was hit by the tsunami and all the cars were swept away.

- My nephew, a university student, in Sendai was evacuated from his apartment because it was severely damaged by the earthquake.

- Fortunately, they are all fine now.


I submitted this image to "Click! Real Japan" photo project/contest to support Tohoku disaster relief. It is organized by Getty Images Japan.


Their ad says "Want to show the world the 'Real Japan'? As part of our ongoing effort to provide inspiring and compelling imagery we're asking you to enter our photography competition with Real Japanese images. Pictures showing the life you live. As you live it. The places you go. The things you see and do. The things you want to share with the world."


Yes, I will. Real Beautiful Japan.



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Taken on May 27, 2011