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Village with highest radiation (放射能最高値の飯館村)

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in front of Iidate Village Office

May 3rd we went to Minamisouma-city again to deliver a PC.  Minamisouma-city looked more active than it was 10 days ago. We drove to the seashore. The sea was calm and the plain rough field seemed peaceful. We found  a temporary altar in the corner of the foundation of the house. Later we noticed that  6 family members out of 7 were killed, including a one-year-old baby. On the way back to Koriyama, we stopped at Iidate-mura village office. Iidate is known as the place with the highest radiation rate these days. But before the town was famous for its way of living in which the villagers tried to save energy and live happily with what they had. It is ironic that the village which worried about  consumerism was affected. The whole village has to move away from their homes by the end of May.

南相馬町にパソコンを届けに行く。10日前より開いている店も多く、少し活気が戻っている。しかし、浜の方に向かうと、津波で流された荒涼とした景色が続き、土台の残った家の1軒には仮の仏壇が備えられていた。あとでわかったのだが、この一家は7名の家族のうち、6名が亡くなっている。郡山市への帰り道、放射線量が一番高いことで知られることになった飯館村に立ち寄った。休日だが、役場は開いていた。この村は「までいの村」として、持っているものを大切にして、まてに(手間をかけて)暮らして行こうという掛け声のもとに暮らしていることで有名だった。その村が消費の頂点ともいうべき原子力によって排除されようとするとは皮肉な話だ。全村避難はもうじきだ。

Written by asianneighbors

May 6, 2011 at 11:57 pm

Posted in Fukushima

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