March 11, 2021/ Time to be announced

10 Years Later : An Offering in Remembrance of the Tohoku Disaster

In remembrance of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster, which killed over 20,000 people, JACCC offers a short visual commemoration for the victims and survivors through poetry, dance, and ikebana. The video will be made available online on March 11, 2021, at and will feature:

- The poem, "How to Survive a Tsunami" written by Kenji Liu in 2014 after reading about Kanno Chihiro, a 16-year-old student, and swimmer who miraculously survived the tsunami following the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake.

- Archival footage of the "Mare Vaporum" (Sea of Vapour) performance curated by Hirokazu Kosaka, JACCC Master Artist in Residence, which took place October 16, 2011.

- Images of an installation in the JACCC Irvine Japanese Garden by Mr. Youkou Kitajima of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana.

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