Fukushima Fragments (2011-2015)

– Collecting the fragments of the nuclear disaster –

A destroyed observation post on Usuiso beach in Iwaki
Police officer deployed from Osaka (600km away) check the traffics at one of the check point to the exclusion zone.
Young police officers are deployed at the check point of Tsushima in Namie town where radiation level is extremely high.
Fukushima evacuees are hired as decontamination workers of their own land as a lot of them have lost their jobs.
A view of Fukushima city from the hill where radiation level is quite high.
Mr. Sanpei who used to live next to exclusion zone. he cannot come back him home as no one lives in the area.
An approach to a shrine in Tomioka town next to the exclusion zone.
Forest in Iitate village where people have ecacuated after the Fukushima fall out.
An old couple came back to clean their home as it got damaged by wild animals even if they won't be able to live here.
Laundry of hot spring spa and hotel left as it is near the exclusion zone.
Street lights in front of Namie station fell by the earthquake and left as it is.
Parking space of a big super market in abandoned Tomioka town.
Sanpei family, who used to live in Namie town has evacuated to Motomiya town, 50km west, to restart their dairy farm.
Tsuyoshi Konno, one of the evacuees and a farmer who used to have a dairy farm in Namie, now restarted new farm 50km west of his old farm.
Abandoned dairy farm in Namie, all the cows died and decayed as the owner had to abandon his farm.
A dead cow at one of the dairy farms in Namie town.
A dead cow at one of the dairy farms in Namie town.
Farmers are cleaning their own land after Fukushima fall out in Minamisoma, 20km north of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
Farmers are cleaning their own land after Fukushima fall out in Minamisoma, 20km north of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
Rice fieled became like jungle as no one is taking care of the land after the disaster.
Nature eats the railway truck in Tomioka town.
A farmer comes back to his land often to clean the facility.
High school baseball players practice in the night. The ground was decontaminated but the level of radiation is still relatively high.
High school baseball players of Soma Noko hight school. After the nuclear disaster the team lost most of the players but there are new students came in after 1 year.
An empty intersection near the exclusion zone.
An abandoned phone box in front of Momouchi station in Minamisoma, 12km from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
Momouchi station in Minamisoma, 12km from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
Abandoned town in Tamura city.
Fukushima city
Seaside in Iwaki city. Tetrapods have been destroyed by Tsunami.
Along the coast of Iwaki city. Local fishermen suffer as they cannot fish anymore after the Fukushima fall out.
Noriyuki Sanpei, a high school teacher in Minamisoma stands by the sea. He didn't see the sea more than 3 and half years after the Tsunami.