The blog of Tokyo based photographer and photojournalist, Damon Coulter

Actually Do Stuff For Japan

Don’t pray for the place, If there was a god he wouldn’t have sent this fuck-off big wave to destroy tens of thousands of lives in the first place. Get real.

As Dave Gutteridge , a comedian from Canada, has written on his hard hat above, help Japan in ways that are concrete and make a dent in the slow, slow path back to recovery the Tohoku coast is beginning to take as we speak. People can’t eat scriptures.

Dave is a man of his word for sure, I talked and photographed him and his Hockey team members as they were shovelling mud; moving debris and generally making a small but significant difference to the town of Ishinomaki while  volunteering with the Peace Boat.

Inspired by the 350 or so people I met on the Golden week mission up there, great people  actually doing stuff for Japan.

More images of Peace Boat volunteers in ishinomaki here.

More later

Damon

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One response

  1. Well done to everyone that’s doing something up there to contribute, like you say, actions help, prayers on the other hand don’t.

    May 8, 2011 at 9:55 pm

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