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When Fukushima Was Paradise

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 !!

Tonohetsuri in Fukushima (2006)

near Goshiki-numa in Fukushima (2010)

Abukuma-do Cave in Fukushima (2006)

#4-7 : in an aquarium in Iwaki City, Fukushima (2009).

I hear more than 200,000 fish died from power shortage. We can't see these fish again…

Good-bye, jellyfish…

Sayonara, scorpionfish…

#8-9 : at the beach near Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Plant (2009)

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    • # Olga 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

      2011.05.26 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # 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。

      2011.04.20 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # 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。

      2011.04.20 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Samantha Martin

      My heart goes out to you looking through your photos and reading your words Yokai..... much love to you and yours.

      2011.04.19 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Jimmie Li

      My Blessing to You & your country..Don't worry, do what you could do..we will support you :>)

      2011.04.15 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Christa

      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!

      2011.04.11 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Jothi

      We are with you, Yokai! Great that you are doing your bit to help others in distress.

      2011.04.07 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Mark

      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.

      2011.04.07 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Sadhya Rippon

      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.

      2011.04.05 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Darlene Foster

      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!

      2011.04.04 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Ray

      What a beautiful post. I hope your courage is sustained and progress swift.

      2011.04.03 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Gonia

      my best wishes for brave people from Japan and this beautifull country!

      2011.04.03 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Mark

      Powerful post. I hope it won't take 10 years to get back to normality.

      2011.04.03 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Pawel Opara

      beautiful post. hopefully everything will go back to normal... Japan is always on my mind and in my heart.

      2011.04.03 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Amber

      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.

      2011.04.03 Edited Reply Cancel

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