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Fukushima Samurais return back home to keep alive a 1000 year old tradition

Posted by rod - 06.12.2013

Fukushima Samurais return back home to keep alive a 1000 year old tradition

Despite loosing almost everything apart from their lives the surviving resident men of the area near Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan returned to the area for a short while in 2011, just a few months after the disaster. For more than a 1,000 years the people of Fukushima gathered togather, dressed up in their traditional Samurai costumes to hold the annual celebration of the Soma Nomaoi samurai culture. Armoured from head to toe with inherited family flags that hang from their backs, five hundred samurai storm forward recreating a battle scene.

Due to the radiation the people around the nuclear plant had to relocate. The Nomaoi men took Japanese photographer Noriko Takasugi to the restricted area, to the places personally meaningful to them.

via wired

Fukushima Samurais return back home to keep alive a 1000 year old tradition Fukushima Samurais return back home to keep alive a 1000 year old tradition Fukushima Samurais return back home to keep alive a 1000 year old tradition Fukushima Samurais return back home to keep alive a 1000 year old tradition Fukushima Samurais return back home to keep alive a 1000 year old tradition Fukushima Samurais return back home to keep alive a 1000 year old tradition

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