Fukushima | Julian Sedgwick

FUKUSHIMA - DISASTER & RECOVERY
researching Tsunami Girl

Fukushima Research Gallery
For the past three years I have been visiting towns recovering from the 2011 Great Eastern Japan earthquake, tsunami and radiation disaster, and in reguklar contact with friends there. As the radioactive evacuation order has slowly been reduced in size, communities have started to rebuild themselves around its edges: traumatised, changed, but also with courage and extraordinary resilience. The people I have met there have inspired and - importantly - encouraged Tsunami Girl.
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On the tsunami damaged road between Odaka and Fukushima Daiichi

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Ukedo Port area, towards the abandoned Ukedo Elementary School

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Odaka Port, 12.3.11

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Ukedo School

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Aerial view of Odaka, Minamisoma.

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Barriered Roads 2018

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Abandoned Lawson store, Okuma 2018

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Otoma, spring 2019

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Hirohata Yuko showing us where she ran to escape the tsunami

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Fukushima Daiichi, March 2018

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Checkpoint to the full Evacuation Zone 2018.

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Jounrey through Full Evacuation Zone 2018

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Abandoned hearse, Futaba. 2018.

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Odaka Pop Up Platform Home

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Okuma Town, Full Zone 2018

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Abandoned Retirement Home, 2018

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The Futaba Inn 2019

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Community Tree Planting 2019

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Odaka. Spring 2019.