March 2013 will mark the second anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami that devastated eastern Japan. In the months since the disaster struck, and through much pain and suffering, a spirit of hope has prevailed. Now, the Asahi Shimbun newspaper and Mitsubishi Corporation will celebrate the nation’s courage by hosting The Great East Japan Earthquake Press Photo Exhibition in London.
Remembering 11th March 2011
Opening at Southbank’s gallery@oxo on Tuesday 5th March, the event represents the British leg of a world tour that will showcase a moving selection of photographs detailing the journey undertaken by those left to rebuild their lives. The exhibition was held in three Asian cities during 2012: Bangkok, Jakarta and Seoul. Now, the 2013 exhibition marks the second anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, offering an opportunity to both remember the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the Tohoku region and gain a sense of the progress made towards recovery. The exhibition will also be held simultaneously in Paris and Hanoi.
Two years on from the destruction caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake, the affected areas of the Tohoku region are steadily working towards recovery. The messages of support and practical assistance received from people around the world have been welcomed and out to good use in the areas affected, ensuring that today the region continues to improve thanks to generous cooperation and global collaboration.
But what exactly happened that day? What has happened since? And how have the areas affected begun to recover? The exhibition is intended to remind London of the terrible events of two years ago, to encourage people to turn their thoughts again to the Tohoku region, and to provide visitors with an opportunity to chart the progress made towards recovery.
Open to the public: Tuesday 5th – Sunday 17th March 2013 (11:00 – 18:00 daily)
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