The 2011 Disaster

One of the only buildings left standing in Rikuzentakata.
Signs of reconstruction a year after the disaster.
This ship was washed ashore and has since been removed, although there were debates about removing it. Some wanted to keep it there as a memorial.
Everything was washed away.
More destruction.
Only the roads were left behind in many areas.
This is what was left of the railroad station. The tracks were washed away.
Store set up in temporary building a year after the disaster.
More stores in temporary buildings.
Building right along the coast that was gutted by the tsunami.
About a year after the disaster.