1 Months after Earthquake and Tsunami

This is a video made by a filmmaker who went to Rikuzentakata being “wiped off the map” by tsunami in Iwate Prefecture with a volunteer group in April.

There is no English subtitles, so here’s some description.

In a scene that the volunteers go to a school that many evacuees are living, there are a lot of shoes on the schoolyard.

After the earthquake and tsunami, there was a severe shortage of shoes among evacuees in the city. So, they asked the internet community for help through Twitters and blogs, and then those shoes were sent from across the nation.