M.K.’s photos from Fukushima – from before and after the 3.11 disaster

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M.K.’s son looking for a sign of spring in the garden – before the 3.11 disaster.

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M.K.’s son watching the Shinkansen (bullet train) – his favorite pastime.

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The carps they put up for their son (a Japanese tradition to pray for boys’ healthy growth) the year before the disaster. It turned out to be the only year they could do this.

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the flowers in the garden they used to have.

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more of the flowers in the garden they used to have.

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the white and pink peach trees they planted to commemorate their son’s birth.

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Their house before the 3.11 disaster with big trees.

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The trees were chopped down for the decontamination work (photo taken on 3rd January, 2015).

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The chopped up trees left abandoned (nowhere to go) in the corner (3 Jan., 2015).

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Fukushima’s famous one-thousand-year-old cherry tree called “Takizakura” (waterfall cherry tree).

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The 1000-year-old cherry tree had to witness the stupid human disaster.

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The dosimeter showing the radiation level (photo taken in their garden on 4th January, 2014).

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The empty lot shown here used to be her grandmother’s vegetable garden (6th May, 2015).

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