See Video of One Man’s Experience in Ishinomaki, Japan

Images from http://shinyousha.com Ishinomaki, Japan

See the images and read the words of one mans account of the March 11, 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami that hit Ishinomaki, Japan.

This video was made by Mr. Kusaka Yoichi. You can visit his blog at http://shinyousha.com to see more pictures taken in and around Ishinomaki.

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20 Responses to See Video of One Man’s Experience in Ishinomaki, Japan

  1. Kevin Staudte says:

    What really was amazing was that a horse was standing alone in all the carnage by the sea. It was also really crazy to see all the before and after pictures. I wish I could do more to help. I’m spreading the word as much as possible to get people with a little money, like my grandparents to donate a good chunk of change to the Japanese relief funds. It’s the least I can do. Thanks for opening my eyes about the world around us Jen. Super cool! Kevin

  2. britt-marie magnusson says:

    I was just seeing the film you have done, and wish I could do something to help your people. When I was young i´ve a letter-friend from Japan in Ishinomaki city, Miyagiken named Yoko Chiba. When I was looking for Ishonomaki in my computer, I found your film and you opend my eyes. I´m so sorry for your people and country. I´m not young (65) so my english is not so god. I´m living in Sweden and here vi give money for the catastrof. Thank you for the film and I´m thinking on you and your people – from Britt-Marie

  3. Christian Williams says:

    This video has really opened my eyes to how much damage there actually is. It is unbelievable that it can just toss cars around like they are nothing, even boats get tossed around with ease. If buildings don’t have concrete structures then they don’t even stand a chance, and even the ones that do barely stand a chance against the enormous waves. I did not know that the damage was this bad and now watching that I am going to help out as much as I can.

  4. Wendy Hall says:

    I was amazed at how much destruction was in Japan. I knew that it was bad and many lives were lost, but it became so much more real to me after watching this video, I am very glad that I helped with the dixie direct contest and could play a small part in the thousand dollars now going to Japan. This video made me want to do more to help. It also put my problems into perspective, I am worring about a paper when people in Japan don’t know where their loved ones are at and have no home and no school.

  5. Zane Hales says:

    the biggest thing I wonder about, is how do you go on living life after something like this happens? I just can’t comprehend it. It is inspiring to hear that this man is optimistic that they will rebuild everything. I believe they will.

  6. Jason Carlile says:

    What an unreal and heart wrenching video. I just can’t believe the damage that has been done. I can only imagine how many years it will take to clean up this mess. Also my heart goes out to this man who wrote and produced this video. His story in the subtitles made you realize that real people were in the middle of this disaster. I appreciate you Jen for posting these things that open our eyes to the real things going on. thanks
    Jason

  7. Jason Carlile says:

    What an unreal and heart wrenching video. I just can’t believe the damage that has been done. I can only imagine how many years it will take to clean up this mess. Also my heart goes out to this man who wrote and produced this video. His story in the subtitles made you realize that real people were in the middle of this disaster. I appreciate you Jen for posting these things that open our eyes to the real things going on. thank you
    Jason

  8. Troy Robinson says:

    Wow, unreal… I can’t imagine going through something like this. I knew it was bad and the disasters have left a lot of the country in ruin, but this movie really put it in perspective. It really drove this man’s heartache into my own. I’m so glad we could help out a little bit with the dixie direct fundraiser. My heart really goes out to Japan and all those who have lost so much.

  9. Kayla Christensen says:

    …wow. To hear the story of what’s going on from someone who was actually there was very eye-opening. Like some of the other people who commented above, I was shocked to see exactly how much damage there was. One of the parts that got me the most was in the beginning when he said that he and his family, including Grandma in her wheelchair, climbed up the snow-covered mountain and watched it all happen. I can’t even imagine how they could just stand there and see all they’ve lived for get destroyed.

  10. Kadi Henderson says:

    This is so crazy to actually see and hear from someone who saw this all happen and lives to tell his story.

  11. Kouri says:

    Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late, Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live. I’m amazed by this man’s optimism.

  12. Micadyn J says:

    I don’t even know what to say. This is complete devastation. Everything has been ripped to pieces, especially the Japanese people suffering. It is going to take so much time and patience to recover from this. These pictures bring tears to my eyes, I wish I could be there in Japan to help.

  13. Tiana McEwen says:

    This video was very heartbreaking for me. I cannot imagine what life is like for them right now! I feel so awful for all the devistation that has happened in their lives. It makes me realize how grateful I am to even have a house to live in, and food to eat, because there are people out there that have neither! I hope they all find refuge soon!

  14. Markus says:

    I cant believe my eyes. These poor people have lost so much but i feel like they are being very humble about it as a whole because its part of their culture. I feel that the world should try and do as much as they can for these human beings. A simple act of caring or service would mean the world to them. Sending anything to aid Japan would be phenomenal. Even if we feel like it wont help, we should send it anyways. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Whether its a few blankets or one hundred blankets. Anything will help their sufferings.

  15. Ashley Blake says:

    It is indeed very humbling to watch this video and see the absolute devastation which the people in Japan are facing. It truly breaks my heart to hear and view peoples experiences as they faced these unbelievable catastrophes to the land and homes they loved. My heart goes out to them, and I hope and pray that they can all receive the help they need to rebuild their homes and cities. It was hard to see the cause and effect from each disaster (the earthquake, the fires, the tsunami, etc).

  16. Shawna Crane says:

    Wow… that movie left me speechless. I honestly can’t imagine going through something like that. God bless Japan. I’m glad we were able to raise that $1,000 for them. It won’t even scratch the surface, but it’s a start.

  17. Holden wagstaff says:

    I didn’t really allow myself to picture all the carnage that ensued because of this natural disaster. Upon seeing this video really opened my eyes to the destruction it caused. my heart goes out to the Japanese people.

  18. Taylor Jensen says:

    This video was heart-wrenching. I can’t even begin to imagine… I can’t begin to think of what this must feel like for people. They had to face such devastation. we need to show them that America cares.

  19. Carolyn Brown says:

    I know that there is so much I can do from here but I wish I was there so I could comfort and help those kids and families in person. I want to go and be part of their lives and the process of cleaning up and rebuilding.

  20. Bronwyn Challis says:

    Watching this video makes me realize how blessed I am. I am lucky, and I feel so bad for the victims of the tsunami. I wish with all my heart that I could go there and help, even if I am just a shoulder to cry on.

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