Mon, Jan 13, 2014 - Page 3 News List

Taipei exhibition shows Fukushima progress

Staff writer, with CNA

A photography exhibition in Taipei hopes to showcase the progress of recovery in northeastern Japan nearly three years after Fukushima Prefecture was hit by a powerful earthquake and tsunami.

The exhibit, Cherry Blossoms of Fukushima, features 10 photographs of the iconic flowers as a symbol of recovery in the Prefecture, where a magnitude 9 earthquake caused a tsunami that led the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant to release massive amounts of radiation.

The prefecture is among the areas that were hit hardest by the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami, but it is also one of many places in Japan famous for cherry blossoms.

The photographs depict cherry blossoms in pink and white, and in sun and snow.

The event also aims to thank Taiwanese for their quick and generous response in the wake of the disasters, said Japan’s Interchange Association, which represents Japanese interests in Taiwan in the absence of diplomatic ties.

The exhibition began on Saturday and can be seen at the gallery at SPOT-Taipei Film House through Sunday.

It was organized by the Interchange Association, the SPOT film house and Japan Broadcasting Corp.

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