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When Fukushima Was Paradise

2011.04.03
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Tonohetsuri in Fukushima (2006)
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near Goshiki-numa in Fukushima (2010)
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Abukuma-do Cave in Fukushima (2006)
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#4-7 : in an aquarium in Iwaki City, Fukushima (2009).
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I hear more than 200,000 fish died from power shortage. We can't see these fish again...
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Good-bye, jellyfish...
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Sayonara, scorpionfish...
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#8-9 : at the beach near Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Plant (2009)
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Hello my friends all over the world !!

I am very sorry for my long silence. I have been very busy doing my volunteer work since the earthquake occurred. I had no time to reply to your messages.

Your warm words made me really genki(=cheerful, vigorous). I appreciate your kindness from the bottom of my heart !!!

We still have many serious problems -
① The radiation levels are rising.
② Rolling blackouts ( shortage of electricity ) 
③ Many people have lost their houses and jobs.
④ It's impossible to find 18,000 bodies in the sea.

We are going to approach these problems with a positive attitude but it would take 10 years to reconstruct Japan. Please help peace-loving people and keep in touch as ever !!
36 Comments
malquistfamily beautiful shots. i am so sorry for what you are all going through over there. i am so glad you are okay. take care of yourself and your country is in my prayers.
malquistfamily · 2011-04-03: 02:51
mallusatish WE MUST EMBRACE PAIN AND BURN IT AS FUEL FOR JOURNEY-KENJI MIYAZAWA OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH PEOPLE OF JAPAN
mallusatish · 2011-04-03: 03:03
joycephotography Awesome set.
joycephotography · 2011-04-03: 03:09
opary beautiful post. hopefully everything will go back to normal... Japan is always on my mind and in my heart.
opary · 2011-04-03: 03:42
davidcardona Amazing views and moving words! Nice to hear from U again. I just linked this beautiful post to clOUds hAvE nOt frOntIErs / from prAy 4 jApAn at bottom of this. I wish U the best dear and gentle friend!
davidcardona · 2011-04-03: 03:56
yellodog Powerful post. I hope it won't take 10 years to get back to normality.
yellodog · 2011-04-03: 04:13
davidcardona I just added the pics number four, seven and eight into my favorites. Sharing with U Hope by Kimimela. Thanks again! prAy 4 jApAn
davidcardona · 2011-04-03: 04:15
????? Powerful, beautiful and thouching post... Glad to hear you can help with your volunteer work and bring some comfort and help to those people...
I do hope and wish they can go back to normality (thanks to radiation contamination) asap.
Your post is awesome... it goes into my favs...

Love and hope to you all.
????? · 2011-04-03: 06:08
gonia my best wishes for brave people from Japan and this beautifull country!
gonia · 2011-04-03: 06:47
borogovoi beautiful...............!
Hope to you all
Thank you my friend
borogovoi · 2011-04-03: 08:42
RayNvb What a beautiful post. I hope your courage is sustained and progress swift.
RayNvb · 2011-04-03: 11:32
SunFlower1990 Beautiful post!!
SunFlower1990 · 2011-04-03: 15:43
tricky Beautuful shot's, our thoughts are with you all
tricky · 2011-04-03: 17:50
darfoster It is such a devastating blow to Japan, but I pray that you will continue to work together to restore all that you have treasured!
darfoster · 2011-04-03: 22:51
Kirarin 一つ一つの写真、Good-bye、Sayonara・・・に目頭が熱くなりました。
本当に温かい応援のコメントばかりですね。普段ようかいさんのお写真で日本の自然の素晴らしさ美しさを感じると、今回の被害の悔しさが一層込み上げます。コメント通り、素晴らしい季節の風景が見れるようになるとよいですね^^
Kirarin · 2011-04-04: 02:35
しまひろ “うつくしまふくしま”というキャッチフレーズどおりの写真の福島、早く戻ってきてほしいですね。
そのためにも我が国の政治家は、政争なぞせずに党を超えて対応に当たってもらいたいものです。
そして緊急の原発問題については、国がリードして、早く食い止めることに専念してもらいたいです。
早くこの美しい景色と、人々の心からの笑顔をみたいと切に思います。
しまひろ · 2011-04-04: 23:35
juliearnold93 Stunning shots! What devastation now...
juliearnold93 · 2011-04-05: 10:17
SADHYA It was so beautiful.
The planet has the power to destroy, but also the power to rejuvenate. It will take time, but surely Fukushima will one day be beautiful and a safe place again.
SADHYA · 2011-04-05: 11:32
Andrealolita Genki!..Best wishes to you all!!!
Andrealolita · 2011-04-05: 12:17
biskayne It is very sad and I am very upset. I will pray for Japanese people. My best wishes!
biskayne · 2011-04-05: 14:57
mwbergeron01 Thanks for sharing these beautiful shots of before this terrible disaster. Keep safe, and our thoughts are with you during the rebuilding time of your gorgeous country.
mwbergeron01 · 2011-04-06: 22:53
Jothindra We are with you, Yokai! Great that you are doing your bit to help others in distress.
Jothindra · 2011-04-07: 19:39
wildduck Superb shots. I hope that your country will be "genki" again
wildduck · 2011-04-08: 13:11
ingca Beautiful set! My prayers are with Japan!
ingca · 2011-04-08: 22:03
LisaMarieGeorge very nice photos, amazing.
LisaMarieGeorge · 2011-04-09: 22:04
geyabesse Great set. It is so sad for Japan and is a reminder for all of us...
geyabesse · 2011-04-10: 11:07
????? Fantastic post!!
I know many people would like to help out as you are doing, Alas distance makes it somewhat impossible. But I'm sure the whole world is keeping you all in it's thoughts, as am i, and that this may strengthen you all in these hard times.
Take care my good friend!
????? · 2011-04-10: 23:03
Unchained It is hard to believe that this paradise does not existe anymore, at least for a long time. My thoughts are going every day to Japan and the brave people in your fantastic country. Even today we hear the news of a new earthquake in Fukushima... stay strong!
Unchained · 2011-04-11: 10:26
Arie Yet another beautiful captures
Arie · 2011-04-12: 06:50
kflee2000 My Blessing to You & your country..Don't worry, do what you could do..we will support you :>)
kflee2000 · 2011-04-14: 23:18
samanthamartin My heart goes out to you looking through your photos and reading your words Yokai..... much love to you and yours.
samanthamartin · 2011-04-18: 21:07
Yokai きらりんさん、原発事故の処理にかなりの時間がかかりそうですね。低レベルの汚染水の放出により、最初は日本に同情的だった人たちも、微妙に感じ方が変わってきているのを感じます。
福島がまたパラダイスになる日が戻ってくるように願ってやみません。
Yokai · 2011-04-19: 23:38
Yokai しまひろさん、かなり厄介な問題で、政府としても対応に苦慮しているのがよく分かりますね。有識者や政治家には、立場や党派を超えた素晴らしい復興計画を練ってほしいです。
Yokai · 2011-04-19: 23:41
tcalbaz it is so sad what happened there.
tcalbaz · 2011-05-20: 06:51
susjustjake Thank you for sharing so much.
susjustjake · 2011-05-25: 23:44
helys So sad what happend in Japan ...
but great lesson of courage, hope and positive attitude
Glad you're OK !
Take care of you
All my prayers for japan and its people
helys · 2011-05-26: 02:04
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