01 June 2013

The fishermen of Togura

Local fishermen in Togura, arrive at the local port after collecting ropes used to grow sea weed.

Togura, a small fishing village in Minami Sanriku, was vastly destroyed by the 2011 tsunami that hit the northeast coast of Japan. Thousands died and hundreds of families lost their houses, business and boats.

The recovering community works now in a cooperative system where the few remaining boats, spared by the tsunami, are shared by all.

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