Japan disaster zone.

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Japan disaster zone.

Postby Indrajala » Tue May 03, 2011 11:54 pm

I was in Rikuzentakata in northern Japan for a few days helping with relief efforts. This was my first time in a disaster zone. Here are a few photos I took:

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The town was basically erased in a few minutes when the tsunami hit. Last month the death toll was at 1211 and 1183 unaccounted for. It wasn't just the coastal area that was damaged, but rice paddies and greenhouses several kilometres inland were wiped away.

It gave me something to consider when reflecting on impermanence.
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Re: Japan disaster zone.

Postby adept » Thu May 05, 2011 7:59 pm

Keep up the good work with the relief effort Jeff.
Utter devastation.
It's a reminder that any of us can die without warning. All the more reason to cultivate.
That photo with the child's doll is very distressing.
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Re: Japan disaster zone.

Postby Indrajala » Fri May 06, 2011 3:34 am

adept wrote:Keep up the good work with the relief effort Jeff.
Utter devastation.
It's a reminder that any of us can die without warning. All the more reason to cultivate.
That photo with the child's doll is very distressing.


This video here really paints the reality of the survivors well:

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Re: Japan disaster zone.

Postby Mr. G » Tue May 10, 2011 1:17 pm

I came across these pictures:

Japan Earthquake: Two Months Later
    How foolish you are,
    grasping the letter of the text and ignoring its intention!
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Re: Japan disaster zone.

Postby purple rose » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:40 pm

Three months later, some before and after the clean-up photographic images from here



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