ミッションステートメント その3

Mission statement 3
ミッションステートメント その3

前回よりも力を充実させて牡鹿半島へ赴き、日本財団・ヒューマンシールド・oshika漁協の人たちと力を合わせ、あちこちにちらばった漁具を回収し、海岸線沿いとそれぞれの港のがれきを撤去すること。

The effort:
活動内容

午後11時ごろに車5台という体制で京都を出発し、チーム・サケと共に北を目指し、仙台市郊外へと移動しました。その夜眠れた人はいなかったと思います。特にドライバーは絶対眠れなかったと思います。チーム・サケの車に乗っていたうちの2人が私たちのグループに加わり、その後更に北を目指しているチーム・サケの2台の車に別れを告げ、私たちは石巻市を抜けて牡鹿半島に向かい、そこから直接、小渕浜の町へ行きました。 そこはもとは180軒の町だったのに、今は30軒しか残っていません。私たちは午後の早い時刻に到着したので、テントをはる前にさっと道具を下ろして、牡蠣の加工施設のがれき撤去を始めました。その施設は港に面していて大きな打撃を受けていました私たちは、全くの手作業で機材や装置を掘り起こしたり泥やがれきを運び出したりしながら、どうやらこうやら奥まったところにある2つの部屋のほとんどをきれいにしました。それと同時に、石巻市内で働いていた大工仲間の友達がきてくれて、Sさんのためにバスルームを完成することで話が一致しました。Sさんは、私たちが前に来たときに置いていった道具や釘を使って、ガレージを広くしていました。その夜、私たちはささやかな装備を組み立てて、男子は駐車場の隅で、女子はかなり不気味が森に少し入ったところに寝ることになりました。 Read More...

IDRO Japan's third relief trip to the Oshika Peninsula


The Goal:

To move in force to the Oshika peninsula for a joint effort with the Nippon Foundation, Human Shield and the Oshika Fishing Cooperative to gather scattered fishing equipment and clean the shorelines and ports of debris.

The effort:

We departed Kyoto roughly 11 pm in a group of five vehicles, moving north with Team Sake to the outskirts of Sendai City. I doubt if anyone really got any sleep that night, certainly not the drivers. Two persons who had ridden in the vehicle with Team Sake joined us and we said goodbye to two of their vehicles going north, and took the road through Ishinomaki to the Oshika Peninsula, where we went directly to the Town of Kobuchi Hama -originally a town of 180 homes; 30 remain. We arrived in the early afternoon and before setting up camp we immediately unloaded tools and began cleaning an oyster processing facility heavily damaged along the port. We managed most of the two back rooms, digging out the equipment and carting out the mud and debris entirely by hand. At the same time a carpenter friend who had been working in Ishinomaki came out and agreed to complete a bathroom for Mr. S who had been working on expanding his garage with tools and nails we had left him on the last trip. That night we set up our little compound, boys on the edge of the parking lot and women just inside the very creepy forest bordering.

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Eleven volunteers from 8 countries join IDRO Japan's 3rd Relief Trip

IDRO Japan's 2nd Relief Trip Report

The Plan:

To move from
Kyoto to Ishinomaki and then further into the affected area to:

  1. Distribute carpentry tools to those rebuilding
  2. Gather direct information through experience to share with those wishing to go to the Tohoku region and volunteer over the Golden Week holiday and beyond
  3. Begin the process of creating habitable homes and community centers for those lost in the region.
 
After some delays due to coordination efforts between the various groups going north and creating an actual organization, we have finally once again been able to get up and do some work.  We were on the highway just after midnight, David Graham of Kyoto University Hospital and Tsuyoshi of Team Sake (the fish not the drink) and me.... Read More...

Pictures from IDRO Japan's 1st Relief Trip

Mike Barr, a Kyoto resident, traveled to the Tohoku region with Rob on the first IDRO Japan relief trip. Mike said,

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