The weekend before last, Typhoon Hagibis ripped its way through Japan, leaving death and immense destruction in its wake. Now, a little over a week later, all is calm and seemingly back to normal, with the clean up and repairs well underway. A full recovery and sense of normalcy for many individuals, however, will clearly take much longer.
Almost looks like s/he is fishing, but I don’t see a rod. Plus the water seems a bit swift and murky (from the typhoon?). Just contemplating, I guess, it looks like a great spot to sit down and relax.
On much calmer days it is fairly common to see people fishing along that stretch of the river. But yeah, still too swift and murky after the typhoon. Cycling along like I usually do it was staggering to see how high the river got, and the damage it caused. Bridges out, trees ripped up and the cycle path utterly erased in some areas.
But yeah, a good spot to take it all in. Spotted her from higher up the bank. Watched her for a while, then locked my bike up and clambered down. After taking a few photos, I made my way back up to my bike, and in that time she hadn’t moved an inch.
Peaceful but so sad. I’m stunned I had no idea the death toll was so high……… 🙁
Yeah, it was a lot. The number will likely rise further too…
This reminds me of Nadav Kander’s “Yangtze:The Long River”. I’m not sure if the devastation here is due to the river or the concrete or both.
I hope the recovery of (or fishing for) the radioactive waste bags “up North” is also well under way. They are not exactly building trust there.
On a lighter note, that pylon in the distance is a real gift!
Happy to hear it reminded you of that book. Definitely not on that scale here, but years ago I always used to despair as thIs river (which is genuinely pretty way out west in the mountains) was worked on and made ever more ugly and concrete covered. But due to typhoons like the recent one, and others that have hit Tokyo directly, it’s clearly an unfortunate necessity.
I know eh? The number of those bags is staggering. And continually growing. Makes you wonder how many more accidents they are going to cause. And on what scale.
Yeah, very pleased that was there!