Build Back Better Tohoku

 
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Shizugawa "Banya" Fisherman's Workhouse

Shizugawa "Banya" Fisherman's Workhouse
In Shizugawa, a group of 15 fishermen came together to rebuild their warehouse and workplace as the new base for the town's fishing industry. (view small | med | large | orig)

Kitakami "We Are One" Market and Youth Center

Kitakami "We Are One" Market and Youth Center
Kitakami "We Are One" Market and Youth Center was completed and opened on January 23, 2013. This center is already actively being used by members of the community! (view small | med | large | orig)

MakiBiz

MakiBiz
Our Tohoku Regional Office, MakiBiz provides design, construction, and business development referral services to the community of Ishinomaki to support their efforts to build back better. (view small | med | large | orig)

Oshika House, Ayukawa-hama

Oshika House, Ayukawa-hama
A space for the Women's Group of Oshika Peninsula Fishing Union to help rebuild their society through community gathering, local food services and bracelet weaving. (view small | med | large | orig)

Paper Crane Sculpture

Paper Crane Sculpture
This challenge was such that every origami crane folded by students world-wide & mailed in by April 15, 2011 was matched with $2 to rebuild in Japan. 2,000,000 cranes from 38 countries were collected! (view small | med | large | orig)

Akahama Village Covered Alley

Akahama Village Covered Alley
The community of Akahama Villlage proposed a covered walkway after the earthquake to connect the upper and lower temporary housing units, which are divided by a steep slope and dangerous in winter. (view small | med | large | orig)

Shizugawa Judo Juku

Shizugawa Judo Juku
Students of all levels train in the building, creating a strong sense of community after the tsunami. Even with the tragedy, this school is home to TWO current prefectural champions! (view small | med | large | orig)

Ohya Green Sports Park

Ohya Green Sports Park
A sports field gives children access to sports after many areas were re-purposed for temporary housing after the disaster. It uses recycled materials and salvaged Japanese house beams for seating. (view small | med | large | orig)

Hikado Marketplace

Hikado Marketplace
A covered wooden deck was built for people in temporary housing to gather for food and drink, it was built by local carpenters and community members using tsunami salvaged timber. (view small | med | large | orig)

Earth-Calming Ceremony at Tamiko Abe Project

Earth-Calming Ceremony at Tamiko Abe Project
Photo from Progress Report 'Tohoku Digest: July 2014' (view small | med | large | orig)
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Organization

Project Leader

Hiromi Tabei

San Francisco, CA United States

Where is this project located?

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