These are comprehensive photos of the restoration of NE Japan. Town by town, three photos show the area at the time of or right after the tsunami (March), three months later (June) and 6 months afterward (September). Not only have they been cleared of mountains of wreckage and debris but grass is growing again!
The Japanese are an amazing people. They certainly set the bar for initiative and industry in recovering from a disaster!
Wakabayashi and Sendai Airport in Sendai,
*Kesennuma, Natori, *Ishinomaki, Iwanuma, Higashimatsushima, and Matsukawaura in Miyagi prefecture,
Rikuzentakata in Iwate prefecture, and
*Iwaki in Fukushima prefecture.
Note: Details and photos of recovery efforts in areas starred were featured in periodic updates on this blog.