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2012年4月22日 南三陸町志津川 (22nd, April, 2012 Minamisanriku,Miyagi,  Japan) | by shiggyyoshida
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2012年4月22日 南三陸町志津川 (22nd, April, 2012 Minamisanriku,Miyagi, Japan)





「こちらでもがれきの中を登校する小学生の姿がたくさんありました。当たり前のように登校している子供たち・・・校庭には仮設住宅・・・運動する場所さえないのに笑顔で「大丈夫です!」という子供たち! ごめんな!本当に少しずつしか進まないけど何とかするからな!」






There is plenty of happy young couples like this in the world...riding on the same bike, running swiftly --- but here, through a town of rubble. It was like a scene from a movie.


Mr Ken Sato in Ofunato City (Iwate Pref.) gave me a comment on this photo, saying that


“There were a lot of elementary school children going to school between piles of rubble here in Ofunato, too. They go to school just like before...but there are temporary houses on the school playground...they don’t even have spaces to play but they all smile and say ‘We are all right!’ I’m sorry for them. I can do things little by little but I swear I will give them better life!”


Adults in the affected areas are frustrated with lumbering reconstruction. Apology and hope for children, all mixed. Still, they struggle to take a step further.


I don’t think I can make a difference, but I want to record these people with my camera...the people who are steadily stepping forward for the future. I believe someday in the future we can look back the event with calm eyes.

Photo taken in Minami-Sanriku Town, Miyagi Prefecture.

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Taken on April 22, 2012