A week in Fukuoka

Soon after the earthquake of last March, many foreigners decided to leave Tokyo; some went to places like Kyoto, Osaka or even outside of Japan. Although it was not really necessary, me and some friends decided to break away from the stress of Tokyo life, and to calm down our families we decided to head to Fukuoka, more than 1000 kilometers away from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

We stayed at the house of karawapo, who was kind enough to host us during several days, helping us feel like at home while being so far from our Tokyo houses.

Nuclear shelter far from Fukushima, in Fukuoka
This was our “nuclear shelter” near Fukuoka during several days.

In Fukuoka we breathed tranquility. Not paying attention to a Geiger counter all day, not watching the news every minute of the day to see what was happening in Fukushima and not feeling the earthquake aftershocks all day, helped us release some of the stress accumulated. However, we were still very concerned about the situation in the north of the country.

We spent the days working from karawapo’s kitchen, walking on the beach and going to a couple of great onsens (volcanic hot springs) from around the area.

These are some of the wonderful memories from Fukuoka that we brought back to Tokyo as photos:

タコ部屋の状況

Collecting spinach in Fukuoka

Survivors in Fukuoka

The Pacific in Fukuoka

ランチのところ探しに行く

Shelter in Fukuoka

Shelter in Fukuoka

Shelter in Fukuoka

Fukuoka was awesome

Fukuoka was awesome

Fukuoka photo

Fukuoka photo

Fukuoka photo

Fukuoka

Fukuoka

Fukuoka

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