peace boat in ishinomaki, march 25th 2011
But according to Takashi Yamamoto, director of Peace Boat's relief efforts in Tohoku, nothing could have prepared him for what he witnessed when he first arrived in the small seaside city of Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture.
"Six days after the tsunami struck the community, the damage was still on an entirely different level. The only thing I could compare it to was photographs of Tokyo after the 1945 air raids."
On March 25th, I accompanied the NGO as it dispatched its first teams of volunteers to Ishinomaki...