(image © 2012 Jason Hindley - taken in Tokyo on the morning of 11th March 2011, a couple of hours before the earthquake)
On the first anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, Jason had the honour of being invited to the Ceremony of Remembrance held by the Embassy of Japan in London. It was a very pleasant surprise to find that the Embassy of Japan had been generous enough to acknowledge Jason's charity exhibition Familiar & Distant in aid of Japan Tsunami Appeal, and had invited him to the event as one of the contributors.
It is hard to believe that it has already been a year since the horrific earthquake, the tsunami and the nuclear accident. In fact, it is not so much already but only a year into Japan's long and difficult road to recovery.
Tora-mai (Tiger Dance) performance by dancers from the town of Otsuchi, which was severely affected by the earthquake and tsunami.