Check out this excellent video, capturing the story of the Babadoru 5-chome community and the shelter designed for them by the Japan 3/11 Initiative team. The narrative was artfully created by Atsushi Miyazaki.
Utatsu, The Heisei no Mori, “Babadoru 5-chome ladies”
What happened yesterday was a sort of “breakthrough” in the search for a site, the residents’ affirmed “need” for a gathering place OUTSIDE their individual temporary units, and what we were looking for to start off our project
You will see that several people (in this case, 50-ish ladies who are neighbors) sitting around a bench can ignite a revolution. It is a seed that can blossom into a domino effect, we hope, of more to come and eventually the larger Community Center for diverse age groups to be built. Continue reading