Monday, September 19, 2011

[kl-bogel] A six-year girl who survived the tsunami, learn to smile (10 photos)

The story of one Japanese family, says photojournalist Torah Khan: Six months after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, I went to visit a six-year Kumagay Wakana, who lost his father during the March events in Higashi-Matsushima, Miyagi Prefecture.

On that fateful day, his father called his wife Wakan Kazuyuki immediately after an earthquake of magnitude 9.0. "Tsunami is coming," he said. "Take the kids and go to primary school. I will join you later. " These were his last words.

1. April 21, 2011. Six-year Wakana Kumagay waiting for her mother Yoshiko after visiting the graves of his father, who died in the tsunami on 11 March. The grave is located in the temporary cemetery in Higashi-Matsushima, Miyagi Prefecture. The girl's father called his wife Yoshiko Kazuyuki immediately after the earthquake on March 11 to tell her that she should take children to the elementary school which served as a refuge Omagari. Man's body was found near the school four days after the tsunami, said Yoshiko.

2. Wakana Kumagay (right) prays with her mother Yoshiko (center) and brother Koki at 14:46 on September 11, exactly six months after the earthquake and tsunami on 11 March.

3. "Your dad got out and went to where he hoped to find you," said Yoshiko children.

4. The photo - Wakana Kumagay a place where he found a car of her father, 11 September 2011.

5. Four days later, Kazuyuki body was found near the school building. In the identification of eight took part Vkanay brother by the name of Koki, and police were surprised by how quiet and reserved, he stayed. The photo - Wakana with her mother and brother on the spot where once stood their home

6. Six-year Wakana Kumagay on the ruins of his house.

7. Wakana Kumagay holding the hand of his mother Yoshiko during a visit to the ruins of the house where they lived, 11 September 2011.
Yoshiko insisted on exhuming the body of the wife of a common grave at the cemetery and cremation time. The urn containing the ashes kept at home Kayuzuki Yoshiko and children. Wakana depicted by her and wrote "I want to meet you, Daddy!"

8. Wakana reading manga on the background of a portrait of his father and an urn with his ashes.

9. Among the ruins of the house was later found by Wakan favorite doll. "Maybe it was a gift from my dad," smiled the girl said.


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