Three years since the Great East Japan Earthquake, which was a nightmare. This is the diary of a quake survivor who wrote under severe circumstances about the actual situation of the earthquake, activities of the Self-Defense Forces, actions of mass media and the government. It is a unique, devoted, timeless edition describing “How the author felt about the reality of the Great East Japan Earthquake”.
The East Japan Earthquake brought great sadness and despair to every part of the place where I was born and grew up. My father also became one of the victims. I would like people reading this book to think what ‘to live’ means, and give consideration to what family bonds mean to their life. Although we were victims of the earthquake, our hearts have carried on without change from before the incident. I don't want people to forget there are still so many people who are suffering in various ways despite this. I would like to express my gratitude again to the people I met at that time.
This is a vivid story of Great East Japan Earthquake. Even after I survived from an earthquake, I was wandering between life and death during my life in an evacuation shelter. I have to protect my own life by myself. I have no idea when tsunami would occur again. If worst, I need to live a primitive mode of life. At such time, you will notice that the happiest thing is to spend your daily life under ordinary circumstances. I am confident that this book is an expression deep from my heart for the future. I wish people could raise their awareness concerning education for disaster prevention and [...]
Shaking very hard. Shaking at wherever I go. My body and mind can’t stay calm, but I need to act for the next thing. Unordinary view like some SF film jumps into my eyes, but I still need to think and move. This is what the evacuation is during a catastrophe. How do you protect yourself when you cannot stay calm? Let’s think about the “importance of escaping” together.
I had been feeling, “I am kept alive, given the power to live”, and in gratitude, always strongly urged myself not to be discouraged by my age, illness. But while receiving a nursing care, I encountered the unprecedented great earthquake disaster once in 1,000 years. My house was completely destroyed, and I experienced the living in a shelter and also in a frame house of a volunteer group, where I was deeply impressed by the volunteer organization, which I hope to take root in Japan, the each member’s spirit, unselfishness, passion, and acts. I was naturally absorbed in [...]
"It was tough enough to live in the refuge. And now it's not easy staying upstairs." The expression of the neighbor lady portrayed both the bliss and hardness of living in her own house. There were a lot of people who spent hard days without any utilities after the Great East Japan Earthquake. However, a few people recognized what it was like. I spread out our case on reflection as an example of an ordinary household; how we had gone through without enough commodities in the bitter winter, how we had scraped up our daily necessities. What are the most important, and yet [...]
Introduction.The Great East Japan Earthquake.The thirty seconds’ difference saved the author from the arriving tsunami propelled by the earthquake.Which Almighty gave him the chance to survive, God or Buddha?Those who had become souls must have done.Since then, he has documented the true state of affairs into Tanka.The only thing he wanted to do was to describe the reality in 31syllables as records.His feel of responsibility to write down about what he saw has supported his difficult days .Each tanka shows only one phase of the tragedy.But I sincerely hope that each point of will draw [...]
"When 120,000 books fall, the book turns into the weapon! March 11, 2011. The Great East Japan Earthquake. The earthquake-stricken Library. The record on restoration/reconstruction for 1000 days.Even if we know the damage situation where many books fell at the library, little do we know what restoration was made.This is the realistic record in which the Tohoku University Library Engineering Library which suffered a great deal of damage carried out restoration and reconstruction.They were working as one, making the best use of inventiveness not to give the same damage in future."
AND GOD PAINTED...
THIS MEDITATION WITH DIGITAL PICTURES
IS DEDICATED TO ALL THOSE ARTISTS, PAINTERS, WRITERS, MUSICIANS, DANCERS AND,
ALL THOSE SENSITIVE SOULS THAT LIE DORMANT IN EVERY PERSON´S SOUL
BECAUSE THEIR OWNERS HAVE NOT HEARD
THE CRIES OF POETRY, OF COLOR AND INSPIRATION THAT SPEAK FROM THEIR INNER
TO THE YOUNG PEOPLE THAT BELIEVE NOT
WORTH ANYTHING AND WITHIN THEM LEAD TIED TO A GREAT ARTIST WITHIN OR INSTRUMENT
OF GOD TO CHANGE THIS WORLD.
TO YOU, MY FRIEND READER: STOP AND DISCOVER YOUR TALENT AND YOUR GIFT
THAT ONLY COMES FROM GOD. REMEMBER [...]