寄付・募金・ボランティアのセーブ・ザ・チルドレン・ジャパン

Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami Emergency response and recovery program

“Go forward, Rikuzentakata Kids! Community Building Photographs Pt. 2” are released! (2015.2.22)

The second “Go forward, Rikuzentakata Kids! Community Building Photographs,” project has been completed. In this project, children in Rikuzentakata City, Iwate Prefecture, take photos of their community and use them to convey their feelings and thoughts about the recovery. It was proposed by the Children’s Community Building Club in Rikuzentakata City (Ki            zuna Club) and has been supported over the past two years by the Urban Renaissance Agency. Let’s find out how the children put together the reality of their current situation in Takata by creating pictures and messages.

 

■The “here and now” of Takata as captured by the children■

This time, not only Kizuna club members, but also friends of club members and former club members who had left the club after graduating from high school participated in the project.

“I want as many people as possible to see it,” and “I wanted to show what you don’t usually get to see,” are among the voices of those who joined the project. Please enjoy these photos and the children’s thoughts and feelings behind each photo.

Left: Hopes piled up by the conveyor belt

Right: Crushing plant created to build the city

1たくむ たける

Left: Let’s be conscious of our environment

1ちっか 1ふーちゃん

Right: Takata has changed too much, but we won’t give up

1あお 1あず

Left: The amount of debris in Takata has decreased

Right: Our town is growing with people

1みく もとき

Left: The scenery has been changing

Right: Lost landscape and the light of recovery

1ゆうすけ あゆみん

Left: People working

Right: Not now

1熊コウ 1世一

Left: Takata High School is reopened

Right: Visible recovery, from the rising ground

1のぶくん あっか

Left: Takata City, past, present and future

Right: Recovery workers, small but big

 

■Children transmit the “here and now of Takata” to children both within and outside of Tohoku!■

On February 14, 2015, we talked about our achievements, including the first and second “Machi Photo” projects, on the Rikuzentakata Disaster FM radio station. From February 28, we will be visiting coastal areas in Iwate, starting from Rikuzentakata City, to show our pictures from the project along with photos and pictures of the “Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Photos and Sketches 2014” series organized by the Urban Renaissance Agency. The members of Kizuna Club will be attending an opening event on February 28 in Fukkou Machizukuri Information Center from 1:00pm, so please come and see us!

For the last “Machi Photo” project, members came up with the idea of creating a clear folder to display their photos and to send it out nationwide. The members of Kizuna club will be searching for new ways to inform people of their second Machi photo project. Please check back with us again soon to find out what we agreed on!

 

* We are currently looking for people who can exhibit these photos and messages in their community. If you are interested, please contact us via: soft@savechildren.or.jp