Posted by: j☆ | March 11, 2012

Prayers for the motherland

One year later, the images and video footage from the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck Higashi Nihon still hurt my heart.

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/03/massive_earthquake_hits_japan.html

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/japan/index.html

Today, I will be spending a lovely Southern California Sunday celebrating my boyfriend’s mother’s birthday with his family. But my heart and mind will not be far from the people of Eastern Japan, sending prayers for the people who are still dealing with the aftermath.

Some photos while I was on a business trip in Sendai in July 2011…evidence of the devastation just 3 months prior.

Gutted businesses and homes

Mountains of debris

Piles of cars

Tsunami water level reached the blue solid line at Sendai Airport - incredible

And last but not least, hope for the future. Lots of support for the rebuilding of Sendai and Northeastern Japan:

Thousand Cranes

Messages of support and encouragement

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