community, daily life, rikuzentaka

riku cafe in rikuzentakata

via spoon and tamago:

“An unexpected structure has risen from the rubble of which Rikuzentakata, a city situated on coastal Iwate prefecture, was reduced to when the tsunami flattened it. With the help of Hideki Koizumi, a Tokyo University professor of urban engineering, Naruse-Inokuma Architects, Chikako Goto and various other individuals, students and corporate sponsors, Riku Cafe opened in January 2012.”


About liz

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


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