How do you even start to rebuild a shattered community? I was struck by this picture of a man posting a sign board in the Horanosawa neighborhood of Rikuzentakata, a town devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. I interpreted it as a gesture of hope and defiance amid the destruction. The first act of rebuilding, perhaps, is to reclaim the identity of the place, to say: "This was our home. This is still our home."
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