Wednesday, 13 April 2011
Still shocking...tsunami videos
One month on and Japan is still reeling.
I can't stop (guiltily) watching horror videos of earthquakes and tsunami. There is a line between being a voyeur and needing to remember these events.
Fellow blogger Vicky, whose husband is a SDF member working down in Sendai now, has just posted some tsunami videos of Kesennuma being hit by the tsunami on March 11 around 3 pm.
Watching people running for safety, screaming to their neighbors to hurry, the first water arriving...and then the whole thing building to a black torrent which sweeps away the town...
Have a look at the videos on Vicky's blog Hyotenka.
This Sunday April 17th Vicky is organizing a sponsored charity walk to raise money for the Japanese Red Cross. It is the Eniwa-Sendai Walkathon.
We will be walking in an indoor sports training track in Eniwa - and being sponsored per kilometer.
I'm aiming for 2 km - that's all my gammy knee will allow - Yujiro is going to be MC and do 10 km, one of my students is going to do 10 km too.
I have sponsors from the UK, Tokyo and Sapporo.
You can sponsor me from afar too - just tell me how much you'd like to sponsor me and make a donation to the Red Cross where you live, then tell me the amount so I can include it in my final amount.
If you are reading this blog in Hokkaido and can come and join us - please come!
Sunday April 17th, starting at 1 pm at the High Technology Senmon Gakko Indoor Stadium in Megumino Kita, Eniwa. This is just 7 minutes walk from Megumino Station.