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Japanese Monument Commemorates Surviving Tree Two Years After Disaster


Two years ago, the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami swept across the country’s coast wreaking untold amounts of damage. One of the quake’s victims was a forest in Rikuzentakata, Iwate, which was obliterated by severe ground tremors and the crashing sea waves that followed. Of the 70,000 timbers that were felled, a sole tree survived.

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    • Architizer

      We agree, Yasha. It's such a peaceful sign of recovery.