Last Tuesday morning we had rather large earthquake in the Fukushima region. It woke up lots of people here in northern Japan!
One of the big fears was a tsunami. Another big fear was a failure at the nuclear power plant. However, everything turned out all right. Nobody was killed and the power plant is in working order.
The poor children of Tohoku live daily with the fear of earthquakes. Although I suppose everywhere has dangers….. That’s how most people here look at it. Nevertheless, it grates on the people of northern Japan, especially those living closest to the east coast where the danger is highest.
Today’s photos are a bit old–they date from October. However, I wanted to show you this interesting art exhibit at Fukushima City’s art museum.
(Photography was allowed in this exhibit.)
This says in white print: “Hisaichi kara no Hatsugen”
That means “Statements from the Stricken Region.”
It’s all art from Fukushima artists.
These are photos I took this morning at Momiji Park (Maple Leaf Park) near my home in Fukushima City. It’s a little park in the downtown area.
I made a friend. His name is Koma.
Early in the morning! The sun is rising.
Beautiful fall colors. Tohoku is a great area for autumn scenery.
That building in the background is Fukushima Prefecture’s Administration Building. It is also the site where the castle once was.
A shinto shrine
This park is near a river, so it’s a great place to stroll.