It was right after I came back to Japan but I visited Fukushima, Sendai, Ishinomaki and Kesennuma, the area where the earthquake and tsunami hit. I was in England when the disaster happened and I only knew the stories through the internet news. So even after two years and a half, I thought it was very important to learn what had happened.
At most of the destroyed sites, rubble was already cleared and only the bases of the buildings remained. Some area in Ishimaki was covered by water. I wonder if it was rain water or seawater or underground water. But some cattails were growing and dragonflies were laying eggs. I felt that nature is much much bigger than human.
This sixty-meter-long fishing boat was stranded 750 meter inland because of the force of tsunami. Now it is in the middle of old residential area next to the road. They have just started to demolish the ship since the day we visited. The vast summer blue sky was right above it.
In Sendai, we saw some of the gigs as a part of Sendai Jazz Festival in the rain.