Daibutsu, Kamakura

Daibutsu, Kamakura
Daibutsu in Kamakura, June 2010. There were thousands of school kids visiting that day. It was still great fun.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Quake Damaged Cemetery

On my recent visit to Otawara in Tochigi Prefecture, I noticed a fair amount of earthquake damage from the March 11 disaster, especially to the local cemeteries. I was a bit surprised as I would have thought this type of damage would have been repaired by now but I guess many of the residents just have not had a chance to repair the cemeteries yet. Of course this damage pales in comparison to the damage closer to the quake zone along the coast.




6 comments:

  1. Sorry to still see all the damage and guess it will take time to get everything back to the way it was pre March 11.

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  2. Yep, it's sad to see cemetery in a shambles.

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  3. Pretty sad stuff. I wonder how the families will feel when they see this.

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  4. That's what made me wonder. It's been 6 months so I was surprised the families had not seen it. It is a small neighborhood temple but I wonder if the temple can't inform them.

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  5. Wow, shoot yeah... It's a little bit unsettling to see tombstones upturned like that.

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  6. Yes, very sad to see.

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