Monthly Archives: June 2011

Trip to Otsuchi: Day 5, part 2

Once the crew finished interviewing Satoko’s dad, they let me know that they would split up and one crew would film in town while the other would go to the festival and I could choose which one to go to. … Continue reading

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Trip to Otsuchi: Day 5

Today is my last day in Otsuchi. I can’t believe it. I really don’t want to go. There’s a festival going on today and I know that Nana and Satoko’s moms, Satoko and Ami will be there so I hope … Continue reading

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Trip to Otsuchi: Day 4, part 3

Now it was time to meet Sera Sasaki at Kiri-Kiri Elementary School. She came with her mom and her sister. They were all so nice and it was wonderful to finally meet Sera. She has done so much for us. … Continue reading

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Trip to Otsuchi: Day 4, continued

After saying goodbye to Ken-san, Sachiko and Akiko picked me up again. Akiko wanted to take me to her house and to Yamazaki-san’s house. Both are right near the train station. On the way there we passed Kiri-san’s house. Akiko’s … Continue reading

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Trip to Otsuchi: Day 4

There are things that I’ve neglected to write about here because I’d talked about them with CBS filming. When I came to Otsuchi the first day and met Ken-san, we stood at the railing overlooking the town and I asked … Continue reading

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Trip to Otsuchi: Day 3

The CBS crew is spending the day in Fudai today, so I have a free day. Fuki and Masa stayed behind to drive me into Otsuchi and bring me back home. There is temporary housing in Yamada, just north of … Continue reading

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Trip to Otsuchi: Day 2, cont.

Sachiko just left and now it’s time for me to go back to the Elementary School and meet Draggan. We are going to the High School to meet with Ito-san and deliver the letters from the Fort Bragg students. I’m … Continue reading

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Trip to Otsuchi: Day 2, continued

When I left the temple I saw Sachiko riding her bicycle. She took me to Milky’s house, the Kotobuki Hotel, Cat’s Eye, Satoshi’s grandfather’s shop, the Jazz Bar and Su-san’s house. We also saw Fumitaka’s parent’s dentist office. I took … Continue reading

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Trip to Otsuchi: Day 2

I’m sitting in the parking lot of the Elementary School, which is the site of the new Town Hall (portable buildings). I’ve been left to my own devices since 9:30 this morning, which I appreciated. I planned to walk through … Continue reading

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Trip to Otsuchi: Day 1 in Otsuchi

I cannot describe today easily. We drove into Otsuchi and I had a camera in my face the whole way through town. It was incredibly difficult. It’s one thing to see the pictures, another to really understand the scope of … Continue reading

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