Saturday, March 12, 2011

Rebuild and Regrow


I had actually prepared a different post for today, but in light of recent events I decided to devote this space to yesterday's catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Sendai, Japan. Barely three weeks after the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, the world once again bears witness to the destructive power of nature. Rescue efforts are underway, but there is still the possibility of repercussions around the Pacific Rim.

Instead of featuring more images of the tsunami and its devastating effect on the Japanese people, I chose to highlight a picture that reflects the beauty of the country, as well as the hope I have for the survivors (I borrowed the above photo from Flickr user momoyama).

Fellow blogger Steven has posted a quick update on the tsunami's effect on the Pacific coast of the US. Fellow blogger Gekobot also has a detailed post where you can find links to the latest news and pictures about the earthquake, as well as how you can help the people affected.

On a side note, while I was looking for a good picture of Japan's famed cherry blossom trees for this post, I stumbled upon this amazing picture of a restaurant on top of a giant tree in Okinawa. If the Japanese can build an awesome giant tree house like this, I have no doubt that they have what it takes to rebuild and regrow their communities and cities.


UPDATE: Fellow blogger Game Store Guy has just posted another page for donations. Check it out.

43 comments:

Found on the Internet Today said...

You absolutely took the right approach in this post.

ankmanpro said...

Great pictures man.

rinns said...

That tree has a restaurant in it. Awesome.
It's really freaky about how many natural disasters has happened in the past few months. In Queensland, Australia all throughout summer it rained so hard that cities flooded until all you could see was the tips of rooftops. Then as that slowly subsided, there was a cyclone. Then an Earthquake in NZ, now in Japan. :<

Merlyy said...

Oh lord, I love that tree picture..

Also, I love your very aesthetic blog, looks awesome.
Definately followed.

obi said...

Yup, you're right on all counts.

Tasos said...

Beautiful topic, you picked up, as a tribute to the disaster in Japan. The 1st picture with the geisha is so beautiful!

Random Fan said...

Whatever, I still liked my treehouse better.

duffboi said...

I like the simple contrast in colors in the first picture. And that tree is amazing. What a kewl idea to build atop it. wow.

Chris said...

Japan has some of the weirdest stuff in the world coming out from the country, but no people deserve the kind of stuff that they went through on Friday. My prayers will be with them.

Freek said...

A well-written and kind post. I've refrained from writing about the incident on my own blog, but it's nice to read something uplifting on someone else's.

Shutterbug said...

Nice pictures... Japan is such a beautiful place. It is sad that most of the natural beauty has been destroyed by the tsunami. :(

Altenfrost said...

Great pictures, looks incredibly!
+following

G said...

Love the first pic, beautiful

las3R said...

Great post, ahah love the last pic.

Malkavian said...

Is that pic Legit? is there really a restaurant on top of a tree?? i need to go there.

Major.Mack said...

love that "Treehouse"

Lhosreiff said...

Her face is so goddamn white.

tearinox said...

that is so sick. I want a house like that lol.

MikeJoeMuse said...

That's really awesome, looks like a tourist sight!

Clarence Miller said...

that tree house is the dopest tree house of all time

folllowing n $upporting

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The Game Store Guy said...

Not to intrude upon your post, but I would just like to let you know that I have means for relief aide to help thus in Japan.

Raw said...

That tree restaurant is too cool!
Awesome pictures, great post!

Jay.CA said...

thanks for all the comments.

@GameStoreGuy: I"ll include your post up there.

Zakk said...

love your blog, you have my support and I'll be following.

amBored said...

that house on a tree is awesome +followed

mac-and-me said...

the restaurant is amazing, great shot!

following

fabio_2007 said...

that Treehouse looks great

baxxman said...

These pictures will give them hope I think

Choms1337 said...

I want this house ;D

Glovey said...

Awesome blog man! Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work!

Matt Neumann said...

Fantastic shot! look forward to seeing more!

Jaccstev said...

Japan is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Those photos are fantastic.
Following your blog :)

p said...

Those shots are amazing! Give us more!

Assange No.1 Fan said...

no more anime :(

Banacek said...

I have no doubt the Japanese will bounce back from this.

Raini said...

really nice pics

Motivationalized said...

Great photo, great post, a positive approach is always welcome.

skinned sheep said...

wow that place looks insane!

+follow

and then there was METAL said...

is that tree real?

Evan said...

That resteraunt is unreal. I really wanna go there haha

Sam said...

One day I will go to that restaurant, much love to Japan

Elliot MacLeod-Michael said...

I like your style. I don't think we need our morbid curiosity any further indulged. Your blog is very aesthetically pleasing. Followed.

pokerblogger said...

Damm the person in the tree is lucky! thx for following :D

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