By SHIRO NISHIHATA/ Staff Photographer
March 10, 2021 at 07:00 JST
March 19, 2019: Kosei Hatakeyama wears a tuxedo originally prepared for his piano recital performance at the graduation ceremony of the Isatomae Elementary School in Minami-Sanriku, Miyagi Prefecture. He has played piano since his first year at elementary school. (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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