KozakanaNet is a community of parents and children living in
Ishinomaki who experienced the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami,
and their supporters.
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We aim to record, from various perspectives, the daily recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake, a disaster of unprecedented scope. By gathering firsthand accounts from parents and children about daily life during the days and months following the disaster, we document and disseminate records of the disaster and the ensuing recovery.
We believe that, in order for accounts of the disaster to be handed down from generation to generation, it is first necessary for the stories to engage children’s interest. We have made a conscious effort not to bring fear and sadness to the forefront. To make it easy for children to read the accounts alone or with their parents, the booklets include illustrations and 4-panel comic strips.
We are less interested in the fear of the disaster than in the question of how to continue living afterwards. These are accounts of the wisdom and courage that is needed to overcome unforeseen circumstances, stories of the assistance of people met by chance and of the connections that were forged with them. This chronicle of a new community that emerged during the Great East Japan Earthquake suggests that such communities will be critical in future Disaster Preparedness plans, both within Japan and in other countries.
What Happened (Nee, Nee, Shittetaa?)
Half manga, half prose, this booklet chronicles one family's experiences in the aftermath of the 2011 tsunami.
All versions are 20 pages, A4-size, full-color
●English version ￥500 + postage
●Original Japanese version ￥300 + postage
●Children’s hirgana version ￥300 + postage
Otona ni Natta Anata-e
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