Postcard from Japan: Tsunami

One more post for tonight. It would be impossible to travel around Tohoku and not think about the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. However, until I reached the coast today I had seen no evidence of damage, and everything seemed to be business as usual. Kamaishi was badly hit by the tsunami, and this memorial in a temple (Sekiozenji / 石応禅寺) near my hotel stands as a reminder to everyone. It marks the point the water reached – a point which seems far enough away from the shore, but I suppose nothing could stop the wave. It’s incredible to see the recovery and how much has been rebuilt in the last three years, given what this town has been through.

Monument showing the point the tsunami reached

Monument showing the point the tsunami reached

Tsunami monument

Tsunami monument

Map showing my hotel (A) and Sekiozenji (B) in relation to the port

Map showing my hotel (A) and Sekiozenji (B) in relation to the port

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