This is Rikuzentakata four years after the tsunami. As viewed from Capital Hotel 1000, the only building around.
Saturday, 4 April 2015
Here's my latest watercolour from last weekend's trip to Tohoku. This here is a temporary home "camp" on high ground in Rikuzentakata which was nearly wiped out in the tsunami. Each row houses five families. Reminded me of living in terraces in England, with all the advantages and disadvantages of living so close to each other.
Thursday, 2 April 2015
Our Man is still processing what he saw up in Tohoku. Trying to summarise what is going on for folk in Kesennuma, Rikuzentakata and Ishinomaki is beyond Our Man's ability at present, just because their experiences are so varied and Our Man's time in Tohoku so short.
All he can do is write up his notes and post some of his pictures. There will be an ebook (and may well be a paper book too) in time. Meanwhile, here's his first watercolour of a warehouse standing in the middle of the tsunami zone of Kesennuma, a beautiful fishing port that is doing its best to carry on despite the chasms in its skyline.