To:TE friends I got many warm regards, I have to say thank you very much. I and my family are OK fortunately(last night I cannot help staying at my office). However, the north areas(I often went there for shooting) are heavily damaged. Now "aftershocks" still continue, the fires ocuur at many palce and some atomic power stations seems to be out of order.
According to the latest information, the number of victim are now around 1200 but I am quite sure the actual number should be far more. We,Japanese, have to face and confront this unprecedented disaster by all means.
Today I hesiated but finaly decided to post this shot.
This is from "naked odd festival". At this festival, all audiences and participants hang this red small clothes at the specific palces in order to make their hope realize. At this moment, "hope" is only one.
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SnapRJW (31621) 2011-03-11 21:25
Dear Takero - I am so pleased to see your post this morning, you and your fellow TE members have been very much on my mind as have all your countrymen. In my mind, I hang a little red cloth with all those pictured in your shot. With warm regards and hope Rosemary
jimkil (1706) 2011-03-11 21:57
Kia Ora, I show solidarity to you here from New Zealand, both tiny nations, both affected deeply by mother nature at
it's worst in recent weeks - Japans quake was 1000 times stronger and had the resulting tsnuami yet both sets of communities were deeply affected in both quakes.
I know your search and rescue team left New Zealand this weekend and now faces the grim task of yet another recovery phase, you will grow back stronger, as humans its what we know best, its what we should do - Hope of miracles are what drives us on in life.
All the strength to your people and country. Jim
InasiaJones (31554) 2011-03-11 22:08
I was thinking of you and Hisashi Yuya yesterday morning when we heard the terrible news. You live in a fascinating country, but also vulnerable.
I'm glad to know that you and your family are okay.
Wish you all the luck and courage to go through these difficult moments.
batalay (36133) 2011-03-11 22:10
Hello Dear Takero,
The world has been hanging onto each word from journalists reporting the earthquake and tsunami, and the aftershocks. I am very happy to know that you and your family are alright, and indeed to receive a report from someone I consider a new but already good friend who has experienced the unspeakable tragedy at first hand. The Japanese are known worldwide for their courage and resilience. I have no doubt that as a nation, Japan will bounce back stronger than ever.
I want you to know that all of your many friends at Trekearth wish you and your countrymen continued courage and strength. You have our sympathies and warm wishes.
erhan1958 (15366) 2011-03-12 0:00
we are all very sorry
I hope you ask wounds faster
papera (14026) 2011-03-12 0:03
hello dear takero,
it's good to know you and your dears are ok - the magnitude of what has happened is hard to imagine for us here, there is something that no picture can describe, and it's the feeling in your hearts.
this picture of hope, that I have seen so often when in Japan, is something we can all relate to.
thanks for sharing your feelings with us here on these pages.
amazon (12112) 2011-03-12 0:04
ı'm very very sorry....i pray for you....
everything will be beautiful....
regards from turkey,
ManuMay (36059) 2011-03-12 0:11
All our pray and all our souls are with you and your people...just need to be hard in such times...
leo61 (0) 2011-03-12 0:14
I`m glad that you and your family are fine.
My thoughts are with you and the japanese nation.
All the best,Leo
JFS (32459) 2011-03-12 0:15
Takero, all my support to you, to your familly and to all the people of your great country: Japan.
isabela_sor (47722) 2011-03-12 0:16
Prayers from us!
mauro61 (52631) 2011-03-12 0:20
siamo vicini al tuo popolo con la preghiera e con il pensiero.
TRB (13858) 2011-03-12 0:24
I hope this will be the last disaster. I'm very sorry for our brothers and sisters in Japan.
BluSimo (9392) 2011-03-12 0:35
I am terribly sorry for what it has happened. I am happy that you and your family are well.
My thoughts are with all the japanese people.
jhm (141961) 2011-03-12 0:46
I saw yesterday on TV the big earthquake, together the tsunami, I want my express sympathy with the victims of your country.
Japan is a great country and gives never the on the courage for repair it country.
Very well composition good presentation too.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
Excellent taken truly colors too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Ricx (13495) 2011-03-12 1:01
Hi Takero from Tokyo, I am pleased to see you posting and glad to hear you and your family are fine. It has been a tough two days for your nation. Your posting is very appropriate.. I hope the next few weeks are comforting for you. Rich
digbymerry (3998) 2011-03-12 1:39
Thank you for your message. Our thoughts have been with you and your fellow countrymen.
ikeharel (60363) 2011-03-12 2:20
Hope and hope again, that what we must say at a time like this, Takero.
Glad you had posted today, and try to document some more from your country, now - and inspite the sorrow, show the world that life goe's on !
We watch CNN all the time to keep up the news.
holmertz (43285) 2011-03-12 3:48
I am relieved to learn that you and your family are well. I am deeply shocked by the disaster that hit the Japanese nation. I think this photo is a proper tribute to the deceased.
daddo (25124) 2011-03-12 4:03
Dear Takero, we are all very sad about the tragedy that has befallen your beautiful country. I watched in absolute disbelief those cruel waves swallow everything in their path. Now we are anxious about the nuclear reactors. May the gods spare your people the horrors of nuclear fallout, something that your nation is familiar with from the second world war.Our prayers are with you all. Regards. Klaudio.
chewy_candy674 (471) 2011-03-12 4:15
Good to know that u and your family are doing alright. Words can not describe how terribly sad we are,
We all pray and hope for Japan to heal soon.
The world cries with Japanese people , my friend,
jrj (34841) 2011-03-12 4:23
..a most actual photo to illustrate the tragedy.
I took the liberty to include it in a tweet with the hashtag #prayforjapan at:
JCG (35129) 2011-03-12 5:21
Hello dear Takero,
I am happy that you and your family are healthy and safe after this terrible catastrophe which we followed on line on television, terrifying moments. All my thoughts go, obviously, with the victims and the families of the victims but also with the Japanese people in its entirety. One will need much courage to overcome the effects of this terrible day. But as you show it by this photograph, the Hope makes live.
All my friendships Takero and with soon,
BennyV (13905) 2011-03-12 6:14
I am completely humbled by the events in Japan & strongly sympathisize with you and your country. I wish you and all your loved ones strength and hope.
I'm with you.
abmdsudi (44964) 2011-03-12 6:55
You have my sincere condolences on the tragic loss of life caused by the earthquake which has struck your country. I am extending my heartfelt sympathy to you and the people of Japan. Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by the dreadful disaster. I have no doubt that Japan will overcome this setback with courage and dignity.
macjake (58862) 2011-03-12 8:05
when i heard the news, i actually thought about you and another TE member right away.
so glad to hear you and your family are ok.
my thoughts and prayers are with your people.
please be safe
tober (8797) 2011-03-12 11:16
Hi Dear Takero, I extend my deepest sorrow and condolences for the victims of the recent unfortunate earhquake. In Turkey we consider Japanese people as our brothers/sisters. My heart is with all of you.
Warm regards, Tolga
bema (26361) 2011-03-12 11:35
Hello Takero, my friend,
good to see and to hear from you, so we know that you and your family are well at all..
take care and don´t let the hope go down..
have a good time, take care, Bernd
raszid62 (18585) 2011-03-12 13:58
I join my prayers for the victims of this great tragedy. I have no words to express my grief.
emka (82572) 2011-03-12 13:59
Hi dear Takero,
I am happy that in spite of the hard time you share with us your hopes for the better time. I saw in TV that the leakage in in nuclear plant is now the most serious problem. Let's hope it will be solved quickly.
Have courage and strength, you and your famile.
My thoughts and heart is with you
Budapestman (82620) 2011-03-12 14:04
Hi Dear Takero,
I see terrible things in the telly... I hope, the wounds heal up quickly.
The best wishes for all Japanese people!!
Szia Kedves Takero!
Szörnyű dolgokat látni a tévében...remélem, a sebek gyorsan begyógyulnak.
A legjobbakat kívánom a Japán embereknek!!
adores (39209) 2011-03-12 15:49
Good to know that you're ok there!
All my thoughts to the Japanese people at this moment!Such a tragedy!!! You're right, hope is really needed right now!
Good idea to post this one!
worldcitizen (7301) 2011-03-12 16:32
I send my love and best wishes from NYC...This photo is beautiful and powerful. I like the strong colors and repeated patterns. My heart is with Japan right now...
nikkitta (15762) 2011-03-13 16:32
Hola dear Takero
I am late but be sure I was worried about you when I listen and SAW TV and photos from your country, really sad indeed, hope that the atomic center damages was not so dangerous as it seems
Glad that you and your family are safe
Greetings from Argentina
saxo042 (37596) 2011-03-13 17:05
The news from Japan are indeed troublesome and frightening, but I was relieved to receive your e-mail that you were OK. You were right to post this picture for hope.
maloutim (9637) 2011-03-14 11:03
HOPE ribbons are very appropriate for the present situations in Japan.
The big problem now seems to be the nuclear danger. The whole world is concerned by this, as every country could be confronted to this with their nuclear power stations.
Our ways of life seem to be so erratic. We all want great comfort, but the price to pay can be very heavy.
Best wishes nevertheless.
yedirenk (11244) 2011-03-14 18:04
Hi my dear friend Takero,
I'm very very sad for this tragedy..I`m glad that you and your family are fine.Our prayers are with you and the Japanese nation..we all are with you,greetings to beautiful Japan..
- Copyright: Takero KAWABATA (bukitgolfb301) (37036)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-02-15
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon 1D Mark‡W, Canon EF 16-35mm F/2.8L-USM
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): 11-03-2011 Japan in mourning [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-03-11 20:47