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working on the floor in C’s house, and Y’s wall demo

Y San is local man who is great friends all hands. he works in real estate in tokyo, but has come back to ofunato to help his parents, who are now staying in temporary housing. today, i was on a team working nearby on a floor for Mr. C’s house, and Y san wanted to use some power tools to take down a cmu block wall. which was accomplished, with a lot of swinging of hammers, and concrete dust!


About liz

from the u.s., recently moved from kobe to sendai, japan, researching community-based housing recovery after disaster.


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