20151016 Plastic bottle ペットボトル

This empty plastic bottle was washed ashore on the beach in Tofino, Canada.

I took it to Watari, one of the tsunami-hit areas and threw it into the bin.

20151003 Tofino (Canada)  トフィーノ(カナダ)


There were many objects washed away in the tsunami in 2011, then washed ashore on the beach of Tofino, Canada. Thanks to the local artist Pete Clarkson and Hisako & Fumina for taking me there.

日本にて Found in Japan

Pete’s installation dedicated to the victims of the disaster.

17 September 2014 Victoria in Canada

I went to Victoria with hopes to get in contact with Maritime Museum of BC, and also to find Tsunami Debris.
I was there once to visit a friend of my mother from high school and her family. To my surprise this time I discovered a friend of mine from high school also lives in the island. Thank you all for welcoming and helping. Hope to come back again soon.


20 March 2014 “Addicted to Plastic”

Where Is The Biggest Garbage Dump On Earth?

Plastic Ocean by United Nations

There are five gyres in the world: north and south of the Atlantic Ocean, north and south of the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean.
These high pressure gyres are created by weather systems where atmosphere builds up like a mountain, and the heavier weight of atmosphere pushes down on the ocean’s surface, that creates the pressure near the center.

Hawaii is in the North Pacific Central Gyre (Eastern garbage patch).

United Nations Environment Programme

25 Apr 2013 Badgast day 10

Megastructures North Sea Wall

North Sea flood of 1953

Red is 3000cm or more…

© 2004 Tectonics Observatory :: California Institute of Technology

This is where we are. Webcam in Scheveningen.

13 November 2012 Asahi shimbun

A Japanese TV news about the debris washed up on Alaska.

33,000 tons of tsunami debris to hit North American shores by June
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November 10, 2012

Tons of debris from last year’s Japanese tsunami will still be washing up on western coastlines of the United States and Canada by next June, according to the Environment Ministry in Tokyo.

In new estimates released Nov. 9, the ministry said 33,000 tons of detritus from the March 11, 2011, disaster is headed for North American shores and will arrive more than two years after the event.

Estimates released in April said about 40,000 tons of debris could reach within 10 kilometers of the North American coast in next February.

The latest estimate involves new calculation methods, as well as more accurate meteorological data.

According to Environment Ministry officials, of the 1.5 million tons of debris that was washed away by the tsunami, 290 tons are expected to reach Pacific shores stretching from Alaska to California by December.

The volume of debris reaching North America will increase dramatically next year, with 14,000 tons expected by April, and 33,000 tons by June.

Ministry officials are still calculating how much more debris will wash up beyond next June.

As a result of using more detailed wind data, ministry officials learned that the debris was moving at a much slower pace than had been expected in the estimate released in April.

The government has announced that it plans to provide $6 million (480 million yen) to the United States and Canada to help clean up the debris.