I was in Japan this time two years ago. There is so much I love about Japan- the people, the culture, the aesthetics, the history, the nobility, the quirkiness, the craziness, and the amazing sense of order which has now been wrenched from the depths of the souls of 127 million people. I stayed for 2 weeks in the village of Oiso, in the home of my friend's mother, and I was treated like a princess. The village is now a popular retirement area, only one hour SW from Tokyo, but was once a thriving fishing village. I don't know how much damage was done by the tsunami, but the village rises steeply from the ocean, so hopefully not too much. I know my friends are safe.
Here are some of my favourite photos from Oiso.
Japan - I love you.