March 11, 2016 - Photo journal from Kirikiri branch

This is the report from Rui Ogawa  (13 years old) of Kirikiri branch, Iwate.

She has been taking railway photos since 2011 when KPJ activity started.

This time she has also taken photos of the tracks at Kirikiri station and her kin.

Through these photos she now reports about the town of Kirikiri.

 

3/11 Kids’ Photo Journal

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My feeling five years after The Earthquake Disaster

 

I feel the five years after The Earthquake Disaster has passed so quickly.

At that time I was just in second grade. My great grandmother was washed away.

Just after April my sister was born. Now I am a junior high school student.

Elevating the ground is progressing and the number of the people who are building

new houses is increasing.

But the train has not come back yet.

I heard the train will run again in 2018.

Looking forward to seeing a train on this rail line again.

 

Rui Ogawa

 

 

photo by ©Rui Ogawa/311 Kids' Photo Journal
photo by ©Rui Ogawa/311 Kids' Photo Journal

Ms. Koshida

 

Her husband and house were washed away when The Earthquake Disaster happened.

She used to be worried about her future.

Now she has built her shop and does house work for an animal groomer which is

a different job from what she used to do.

She said she has found a new meaning in life through working with animals.

 

photo by ©Rui Ogawa/311 Kids' Photo Journal
photo by ©Rui Ogawa/311 Kids' Photo Journal

I have been taking photos of the railway.

I have caught the train only once and I want to catch the train again.

I believe I can feel the revival when I see trains running again.

 

Rui Ogawa, 13 years old / Kirikiri, Iwate (3/11 Kids’ Photo Journal)

 

English translation: Kazuyo Kitada

English proofreading: Peter Schonstein