People with disabilities living in Fukushima Prefecture are doing their best to promote the area by making craft goods that are proving popular both at home and overseas.
Before the 2011 disasters and subsequent nuclear crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant, a number of disabled people would gather at community workshops that provided them with places and opportunities to work. They would produce skin toner made from luffa that they then sold. Orders dropped sharply after the nuclear disaster due to public fears about possible radioactive contamination of the luffa.