This exhibition focuses on Otsuchi, a small fishing village in Iwate in an effort to explore and understand the devastating and ongoing impact of the 2011 tsunami. Videos and photos taken during and after the disaster by locals, as well as rubble and 3-d models are contrasted with vibrant displays of village life before the disaster. The effect is striking, and aims to invite visitors to try and imagine what it was like to experience the tsunami first hand and to consider what lessons can be drawn from it. Bringing such a large-scale disaster into a deeply personal realm allows the exhibition to provide a new and valuable insight which will be hard to forget.
Admission is included in the 420yen admission fee for the National Museum of Ethnology.
Please note, last entry is at 4.30pm and the museum is closed on Wednesdays.