By SHIRO NISHIHATA/ Staff Photographer
March 10, 2021 at 07:00 JST
Feb. 24, 2013: Kosei Hatakeyama, with a randoseru backpack, and his mother at temporary housing they moved to in Minami-Sanriku, Miyagi Prefecture. In April of that year, he started attending Isatomae Elementary School, traveling by bus each day for six years due to the large number of trucks engaged in reconstruction work nearby. (Shiro Nishihata)
Editor’s note: This is the first of a four-part series retracing the lives of four families over the decade following the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, mainly through images to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the event that left nearly 20,000 people dead or unaccounted for. The photos depict a range of human emotions as bereaved family members and other survivors tried to comfort each other and rebuild their lives. [Read More]
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