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March 8, 2013

Post-Fukushima Stories


I am from Chiba, but my father is from Fukushima and my grandparents lived in Iwaki, Fukushima.  I always visited Fukushima during winter and summer vacation. They always gave us a feast from the sea when we visited. Sashimi, abalones, crabs and angler-fish hot pot. My grandfather used to be a fisherman. My grandmother worked at kamaboko factory.  Below is a photo I took when I went fishing with my family.  My father caught a rock-trout so I took a photo with my disposable camera. I don’t remember what year it was, but I think I was in high school. IMG_8508


I was looking through a photo album recently and this photo made me really sad. I know Fukushima is a beautiful place.  It’s a place that I spent a lot of time with my family. It is also a place that nurtured my heart. So I made this…

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