Following the recovery .

Under construction please be patient .
Collecting together links and information about the recovery process following the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Combined with thoughts , comment and hopefully positive news.
While I'm working on posts please check out the links in the side bar where there is plenty to read
Thank you.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

El Faro, new hotel in Onagawa video story.

Excellent story of local people in Onagawa forcing the pace of recovery . 
I have booked to stay here on my next visit to Japan .

Monday, 11 March 2013


Thoughts and respect two years on , I hope the recovery continues as fast as possible .

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Onagawa Photography update documentary from JIBTV

A recent documentary featuring Mayumi Suzuki in Onagawa following on from the original film made just after the Tsunami.

Watch the video here at JIBTV
Select the program

"FORWARD" Snapshots: Capturing Hometown Life

Saturday, 9 February 2013

New Hotel in Onagawa

An interesting news story about opening a new hotel in Onagawa, click link below to view a short video at the NHK World web site

NHK news video 

Thursday, 23 February 2012

How a Sake Brewery coped after the earthquake in the Fukushima region

An interesting "good news " article of how a famous Sake Brewery fared during and after the March 11th Earthquake and what measures they took to ensure their products were not contaminated.
It is pleasing to read that recently their sales have risen since the quake.
Read the story here

The Brewery is the Daishichi Sake Brewery in Nihonmatsu town and the same web site has a nice article explaining it's history and the artisan brewing process.

Daishichi Sake Brewery article.

The Brewery also has a good web site in English and Japanese

Company web site ( in English )

If I can track down any suppliers of their products in the U.K. I'll update the post later ,
I like a drop of sake.

Sanriku Oyster Reconstruction Project

I saw a documentary on NHK world T.V. about Oyster farmers trying to restart their business after the Tsunami wiped it out. It led me to investigate a bit more.
Sanriku Oyster project link

also a related "good" news story here