Day 1, Feb 28th, Minamisoma 南相馬

I wanted to start my walk from Yasaka Shrine by the ocean, some 20km north of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. It was established and dedicated to the victim of the tsunami. I took some photos and saw a graveyard nearby. Many of the headstones and structures were swept away. Public sign indicated that restoration…

Prologue, Feb 27, 2014

Here we go, my friend. I promise I will be open. I promise to be true. It surprises me that I become emotional as this journey begins. I thought I planned it all along, but now the reality hit me like a rock. I wake up crying for an hour, as if Vivian just left…

     “By walking, I am forced to slow down. The world blurs and flattens with speed. On foot there is clarity”

– Paul Salopek, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist