Ishinomaki in 2013

Ishinomaki is a city on Japan’s Honshu mainland which hit badly by Tsunami and earthquake in 2011.Tsunami waves up to 10 m flooded up to five kilometers inland inundating nearly 15% of the city. The earthquake caused the land to subside up to 1.2 m, resulting in additional flooding at high tide in some areas. More than 50,000 homes and buildings were destroyed by the tsunami, erasing a once-vibrant city center, and much of its seaport and land transportation infrastructure was leveled. This series of photographs from my visit in Ishinomaki in 2013 shows the destroyed city and also the local people's lifestyle.

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