A Town Was Once Here, Fukushima Province, Japan 2016 | Head On Photo Festival

A Town Was Once Here, Fukushima Province, Japan 2016

Photographer's Name: 
Meg Hewitt

This image from the series ‘Tokyo Is Yours’ is set in Japan post the Great East Earthquake of 2011. In a quest to understand the earthquake, tsunami and consequent nuclear disaster that unfolded and it’s proximity to Tokyo, I travelled through Fukushima province by train passing railway stations in the middle of empty fields where towns once stood. In some places long grass grew out of the fertile grounds now also fed by the sediment of the sea and the life that preceded the disaster.