Tokyo was a city that was always running—a few accidents here and there, true, but overall, Tokyo was a well-oiled machine, where everything was always running smoothly and right on schedule. All it took was a minute of violent shaking to disrupt that structure. For months afterwards, there was chaos like the city had never experienced. Everything had changed.
Found flower blooming out of the ground of disaster
Reliving History - What We Watched
- Submitted by Yuki Komuro
One of my friends I met in Tokyo lost his entire family - wife and son. He always cried to talk about his story. When the tsunami hit Fukushima, he was in Tokyo because of his business. He found his wife and son’s dead bodies three days after the tsunami, 10 miles away from the house. His wife was holding his son when he found them.
Wondering why some can’t “just move on”? Imagine living through this…
Photography helps children filter their trauma through the camera’s lens. A collaboration of EYE SEE TOHOKU, UNICEF & Sony.
The earthquake, tsunami, and radiation were all really scary and my heart still stops for a second whenever I hear the earthquake alarm on my phone, but Japan is doing a really good job of moving on from the disaster and trying to rebuild the life everyone had before.
- Ashley, Temple University Japan