Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Though washed away, I will open "recovery #1" dry cleaning store where my store used to stand

My dry cleaning shop near the city office stood there for 80 years until it was swept away by tsunami.  Still, I really love the nature that you can enjoy in Rikuzentakata city.  I have no intention of moving to any other place.  Once roads are rebuilt and safe evacuation center is put in place, people will start to feel like living near the sea again.  I’d like to build my “recovery #1” shop in that empty area where my shop used to be.  
(Translation of "What the Disaster Victims Want to Tell You Now," Asahi Shimbun, March 30,  2011)

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