Japan … the country of cherry blossoms, sushi, zen, and earthquakes. Most of these photos were taken while driving along Sotobori-dori today. In spite of it being cloudy and raining, the street scenery was one of assurance; that amidst the distress of the past few weeks, there is hope. Hope in the normalcy of comings and goings as in the cherry blossoms, in spite of rains and winds. A sincere hope that the people of Tohoku will overcome the catastrophe in their lives, and for everyone to move on, to find their habits and once ordinary life. Tomorrow’s weather forecast is sunny.

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