2014/12/24

Fukushima Lives

Fukushima-ken neighbors Ibaraki-ken (our fair prefecture) to our north.

After March 11, 2011, many people in other countries have viewed the entire area as if it no longer existed.  This view is very distorted and far from objective.   Certainly, there are problems - mostly due to the damage of the tusnami, and of course due to the resulting catastrophe of the nuclear power plant meltdowns.  But Fukushima is alive and its people carry on as exemplified in this video about one young woman's determination to help preserve and be part of the local traditions.


2014/12/02

"Ware Tada Taru (wo) Shiru"

Written on a tsukubai (stone water basin) at Ryoan-ji temple, Kyoto.    It means "one already has all one needs".

At Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto

I am resuming posting to this blog...