We are a group of Japanese people living in the Susquehanna Valley, central Pennsylvania. We are working together with Bucknell University and the local Red Cross office to collect donations for the survivors of Japan’s recent earthquake and tsunami. Your donation will be sent to Japan via the Red Cross and used to meet the needs of the disaster victims.
Perhaps the whole northeast is blanketed in snow. In southern Sanriku, a family is still searching the area around their ruined home for their grandmother. They find the string of her purse. That alone brings them all to tears and joy. They treasure it. They weep.
In Fukushima, fat, fluffy flakes fall in March. Someone outside speaks to me and I roll down the window to answer. Snowflakes crowd into the car as if in jest. The mere touch of my hand melts them. Terrifying. We had been so close. Snow flakes crowd into my car. Fluffy flakes melt on my thigh....silent destruction.
Translated by Mizuki Takahashi ,Elizabeth Armstrong