The blog of Tokyo based photographer and photojournalist, Damon Coulter

Splash of Colour

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Young Hina adds a splash of bright red to the drab temporary housing that many people in Tohoku are still living in even two years after the March 11th 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

As I wrote before; the ability of kids to make the best of these less than ideal living conditions still never fails to impress me: both the strength of the Tohoku people and the underestimated determination and sensitivity of the children themselves.

It is sometimes harder for the adults: the houses are small and noisy;privacy is minimal and they have the memories and the greater sense of loss. But the kids adapt quickly it seems and their happiness must be something that keeps the people who look after them going through bad times that were promised to have been over by now.

Busy on other Fukushima stories that I can’t show you until the client has used them.

Been a great couple of weeks of  some quite amazing encounters.

Damon

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