The Long Aftermath
More than five years have passed since the Great Tohoku Earthquake struck Japan in 2011. The eastern part of Japan struck by the massive earthquake suffered immense casualties, with the number of dead or missing said to be more than 20,000, and the coastal areas struck by the huge tsunami sustained devastating damage. Three years have gone by since then, and the government and the media no longer talk about the conditions in the areas affected by the disaster now. However, though they were caught between the past and the future, the people continue to fight hard on their own. The scenes appearing in the camera viewfinder wavered on the threshold between hope and despair. A massive seawall project on the coast and construction of homes in the mountains were making progress. While adults were struggling against nature, the children were searching for treasures in the nature that was left.