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Japan Earthquakes 2011 Animated Graphic

I found this fascinating animated graphic which shows the date and the magnitude of each and every earthquake that was felt across Japan last year. It’s all fairly unremarkable right up until around March 9 when a few big ones hit off the north east coast, and then the big one hits on March 11 which triggers the massive tsunami and thousands...Read More

Exhibition Wrap Up

All of a sudden, “Rebuilding Lives”, our Fundraising Exhibition for Japan in the wake of the Earthquake & Tsunami disasters of March 11, is finished. There was a great turn out all week and we sincerely thank the people of Hobart for their wonderful generosity and empathy towards the people of Tohoku, Japan. On Opening Night I dedicated the picture above to...Read More

Thank you Hobart!

Our sincerest thanks to everybody who has visited the exhibition in the past couple of days. Opening Night on Monday was a great success with the Pavilion basically full at 6:30 for the speeches and people displaying great generosity with their donations. Thanks also to Japanese Vice Consul Mr Sato who came from Melbourne to open the event. All funds raised...Read More

Japan Earthquake & Tsunami – Fundraising Exhibition

Japan Earthquake & Tsunami 2011: “Rebuilding Lives” Photographic Exhibition and Fundraiser for North East Japan Waterside Pavilion, Mawson Place, Hobart Waterfront November 21 – 27, 2011 Opening Hours: Monday 21st 6:00 pm onwards Tues 22nd – Fri 25th 11:00 ~ 6:00 Sat 26th and Sun 27th 9:00 ~ 3:00 ** Taiko Drum performance Saturday 1:00 pm **...Read More

Japan After the Tsunami: Rikuchu Kaigan National Park

In July & August this year we spent four weeks in the disaster affected area of north east Japan (Tohoku). Mostly we were based in Fukushima, but we made numerous trips around Tohoku to visit areas hit hardest by the quake and tsunami. Our aim was to take photographs for a fundraising exhibition here in Hobart in November. The...Read More

Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, March 11 2011

Our attention is fully focussed on events in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami which have devastated an area which is very close and special to us. Each year we travel to Fukushima to stay with Midori’s family in a town which is luckily deep inland, and a long way away from the reach of...Read More

Discovering the stunning natural beauty of Fukushima

Gee its warm here in Fukushima, Japan this year. Everyday is 35 degrees, apart from the odd ‘cool’ day which only hits 31/32. Even overnight temps are only dropping down to the mid 20s. Beer & Air Conditioner sales are up, and people are going missing trying to beat the heat in the mountains of...Read More

Japan 2009

Back in Tas, 5 weeks in Japan has come and gone…As well as our personal travels, there were quite a few news stories that made the trip interesting – firstly, the great Momo (peach) crisis of 2009 in Fukushima. The rainy season basically didn’t end this year, and summer was “cancelled” in northern Japan. This meant...Read More

A Walk in the Mountains

Okunikkawa is a great little ravine, of fast flowing river rapids and waterfalls deep in the mountains between Sendai and Yamagata in northern Honshuu. We copped a heap of rain, but still managed to sneak in a few pics: