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Big Palette (大避難所ビッグパレット)by Michiyo

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I joined Zo-san in Koriyama and worked as a volunteer in a big shelter, ‘Big Palette’. It looked like a refugee camp with 1600 people living together. It was a open space but now there are divisions made by clothes — still no privacy at all. There are bathing places organized by the Self Defense Forces and almost everyday there are some shows or music to comfort the people. I sorted out clothes one day and the next day I taught English to high school boys. They are from Tomioka-cho where the Nuclear Power Plants stand. They were told from elementary school age  that the plants were very safe, they said. 

連休になり、郡山に入る。「ビッグパレット」は原発のある、富岡町と川内町からの避難民1600名が暮らしている大避難所で、そこでボランティアをさせてもらう。屋外には自衛隊が運営する風呂があり、毎日のように娯楽の催しも開催されている。私は1日目には、衣類の整理ボランティア、2日目には高校生に英語を教えるボランティアをした。「小学校のころから原発は安全だ」と教育されてきました、と彼らは話していた。

Nerimano-yu bath

Written by asianneighbors

May 2, 2011 at 6:30 am

Posted in Fukushima

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