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April 15, 2011

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Maki

Not a cute mascot, but have you ever read the children book Hachiro by Ryusuke Saito? It's about a giant who sacrifices himself to the tsunami to save the farmers in his village. One of my favorites. Makes me cry every time.

MattAlt

No! This one?

http://ehonmuseum.jp/4834001148.html

I'll have to check it out!

Maki

That's the one! There is also Sanko by the same author, my other favorite. Both stories are from Akita (Hachirogata and Oidara-yama). So many sad folk stories and songs from northern Japan.

Leonardo Boiko

Matt, I thought it was you who linked to genpatsu-kun on twitter? Memory is failing me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sakN2hSVxA

Maki

Oh, genpatsu-kun. Don't forget Pluto-kun, cute plutonium who explains how he isn't dangerous at all! (Sorry, can't find one with English subtitles)
http://youtu.be/bJlul0lTroY

MattAlt

Flatulent little Genpatsu-kun is one of the heroes of this crisis (or rather, his creator is.) That video, and the text story it was originally based on, really gave a lot of people a smile in a dark time.

Ern_malleyscrub

Hello to all the brave people in Japan via this website.
It's a constant education finding out how people cope with earthquakes, tsunamis and nuclear reactor problems.
Best wishes for life getting back to normal.

Whatwhated

Heres some that I've spotted near my apartment in Tokyo http://www.whatwhat.co.uk/whatblog/photography/mad-waves/ I don't think its specifically tsunami related but rather the dangers of swimming or playing in the water. Still some waves with angry faces though.

sologon

Hello to all the brave people in Japan via this website.
It's a constant education finding out how people cope with earthquakes,

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