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TOKYO

‘Kesennuma and Memories of the Great East Japan Earthquake’

MEGURO MUSEUM OF ART, TOKYO

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Staff Writer

Feb. 13-March 21

Immediately after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, the curators of the Rias Ark Museum of Art in Miyagi Prefecture began documenting the aftermath. Their quick response and follow up resulted in the 2013 exhibition “Documentary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and History of Tsunami,” which depicted the damage to the Kesennuma and Minamisanriku coastline through photographs and collected debris.

Through a sister-city partnership between Kesennuma and Meguro, some of these items have been brought to Tokyo for the first time. Around 260 picture panels are being displayed, as well as 10 original pieces of wreckage.

Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo; 2-4-36 Meguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo. Meguro Stn. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Free. Closed Mon. 03-3714-1201; www.mmat.jp