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.

1 Nov 2013 Otsuka Touna, Higashi-Matsushima 東松島市大塚東名

I started this project from this area. I saw today on GoogleMaps that rice fields in this area have become sea.

How it was before. 以前の様子

*Updated 17 July 2015
The water receded a lot and the map looks similar to how it was before 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.