Monday, April 4, 2011

The house I built was washed away, but I will rebuild again here on this land

(by Mr. Isawa Miyahara, an evacuee at Senjuin, Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture)
I’m in construction. Several people around me were washed away by the tsunami. The wave was unimaginably huge. I built my house here nine years ago. I took great pains to build with the strongest materials I could find. But my house was no match for the tsunami. I intend to rebuild on this land. This land is all I have to hang my hopes on now.

Mr. Miyahara

From NHK website "Those Affected by the Disaster: What I want to tell you now" on April 4, 2011

Translated by Craig Dandridge (April 4, 2011)

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