June 2011

Three Months

%E6%96%B0%E8%81%9E%EF%BC%91_resize.jpg%E6%96%B0%E8%81%9E%EF%BC%92_resize.jpgIt's been three months since the enormous earthquake hit Japan.
Since then,the Libyan war has started,Osama bin Laden has been killed,there was the huge earthquake in Spain,floods in America,the uprise in Syria,and it seems as though the world has moved on.
But Japan still has a long way to go to recover from this disaster.
In the newspaper everyday there is a small section which shows the number of those killed,missing and whom have lost their homes and have become refugees. It's a constant reminder that there are still so many working out there to look for those still missing.

%E5%85%AB%E5%B9%A1%E6%A7%98%E3%80%80%EF%BC%92_resize.jpgThere was another prayer ceremony held at the big shrine near where I live. It was another joint one with priests invited from one of the most important temples in Japan-Nara's Todai-ji.
%E5%85%AB%E5%B9%A1%E6%A7%98%E3%80%80%EF%BC%96%EF%BC%8F%EF%BC%91%EF%BC%92_resize.jpgThe ceremony was nearly two hours with both shintoh and buddhism prayers. It was very moving as the buddhist priest actually became very emotional whilst delivering his prayers and was sobbing through it at one point.I've never seen a buddhist priest become emotional before. He represented what everyone feels.