Tomorrow is the Anniversary of the Quake

I live in downtown Fukushima City, and every year there is a memorial in the town square.  At 2:46–the exact moment of the quake itself–there is a minute of silent prayer.  These photos show the town square last year during the afternoon.

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They set up many, many candles.  That red creature is an “Akabeko,” one of the symbols of Fukushima Prefecture.

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It is impossible for me to get this entirely in the photo but the last photo says, “Fukushima” in Japanese.

ふくしま


 

ふ FU

く KU

し SHI

ま MA

We love Fukushima!

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