I never would have imagined this site would turn into a sporadically updated volunteer blog, but hey, shit happens.
Last weekend was spent in Kesennuma, the port town that rose to an unfortunate fame after being inundated by the tsunami in under seven minutes, then burning for four days straight afterwards.
And yet, over this past weekend there was a summer festival at the volunteer center, where I did my part to run a craft workshop for kids. I got to see BEGIN perform nada sou sou live, which was a very special treat for me seeing as before that day I had only heard the song performed by drunken old men in hostess bars.
ANYWAY... there were these huge sunflowers growing everywhere in the town, even in and around the wreckage. The faces of those flowers reminded me a lot of all the amazing people I have recently met in Tohoku, especially the tsunami survivors who organized and ran the festival over the weekend. So I made a new video =)