3/11 Kids' Photo Journal 2015 - Updates from Fukushima! Vol. 2

This is from last summer, but we are adding English translation of the updates from Fukushima. 

Motoki Tanji is writing about his grandparents’ vegetable garden.

 

3/11 Kids' Photo Journal

 

This is my grandparents' vegetable garden.

After the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, they had to scrape the surface soil by 5cm

to decontaminate it. After that vegetables could not grow easily. 

 

photo by ©Motoki Tanji/311 Kids' Photo Journal
photo by ©Motoki Tanji/311 Kids' Photo Journal

This is a photograph of young potato plants in May.

My little brother dug potatoes in July, steamed them with butter and ate them.

 

 

photo by ©Motoki Tanji/311 Kids' Photo Journal
photo by ©Motoki Tanji/311 Kids' Photo Journal

This photograph was taken sometime in July when the garden soil was becoming rich

and vegetables were grown.

There are many kinds of vegetables such as tomatoes and Morocco kidney beans.

Motoki Tanji, 14 years old (as of summer 2015)

Fukushima, Fukushima (3/11 Kids’ Photo Journal)

 

 

English translation and English proofreading:

Kazuyo Kitada + Peter Schonstein / 3/11 Kids' Photo Journal