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Keisyu Wada

Ogaya Mountain

"After evacuating I was losing myself being away from the place I loved. I had to return in order to find myself again."

“I feel very small in nature. Nature determines if we live or die, we now have to live every day to the fullest extent not to regret anything because we don’t know what tomorrow will be like. One more meltdown caused by an earthquake or tsunami, will result in those unrepaired reactors exploding. And half the earth will be gone. Japan will be gone. It sounds like science fiction but I feel that this is a possible reality.”

In the week following the meltdown Keisyu Wada evacuated his home and fled to safety in a neighboring province, however he could not stay away for long. He started to break down. Given the choice of death due to a broken heart or death due to the effects of radiation, Wada san chose the latter and returned to his home and studio where he would devote his life to remembering the people and animals who perished or were left homeless in the tsunami and its radioactive aftermath.