scenes i recorded on my 7D while on a goodwill program in Japan in February of 2012.

We were able to walk around what remains of the Tsunami devastated township of Minamisanriku in the Tohoku region. I recorded audio from two ladies who shared with us firsthand their story of struggle and survival.

The Kanji at the start of the film reads "ichi-go ichi-e", which can be translated to "once in a lifetime". I learnt this phrase near the end of my trip by another member of the program. I think it captures the experience.

The editing was inspired by the visual storytelling style of vimeo hero Matty Brown.. With a mix of my own too i suppose..!
You can view his work here : vimeo.com/matthewbrown

A big thank you to the Japanese Government for running such a successful program such as JENESYS over the last 5 years. I will always remember my time in Japan.

Please watch, share & enjoy.

I edited to these tracks:
- This Will Destroy You - The Mighty Rio Grande
- Helios - Bless This Morning Year
- Helios - Vargtimme
- Memoryhouse - Lately

I edited with Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Magic Bullet Looks.

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