Yumiko Onodera is a survivor. She saw her town of Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, devastated by gigantic tsunami and ensuing fire from damaged heavy oil tanks at the major fishery port on March 11, 2011.

The fire engulfed and destroyed her residential area in the Shishiori district. The following day, her neighborhood looked like a battlefield. It was covered with charred, smoking debris from shattered houses — including her own — as far as the eye could see.

A gigantic 330-ton fishing boat, the Kyotoku Maru No. 18, was carried inland over 700 meters, coming to rest near Onodera's house.