March 12: The First Meal After the Earthquake/Individually owned stores 02 “Restaurants that use propane gas kept their businesses open for us.
3.11 Archive of Memories & Reccorder311 Collaborative Project
This article introduces the sticky notes visitors contributed and shows what the panels looked like during the exhibition period of “March 12: The First Meal After the Earthquake ––– When, Where, and What Did You Eat?.” For the summary of each exhibited panel, please check out the [INDEX] page.
[Fall 2014] Exhibited Panels
Exhibition Period: October 1st to November 16th, 2014
Venue: Sendai Mediatheque
Comments by Visitors about the Panels
Some comments are not directly related to the photo content or location.
▷I’m not sure why, but there were quite a few yakiniku restaurants that were open after the disaster. When I met with my friend from my hometown in Kadonowaki, Ishinomaki City, which was struck by the disaster, we had yakiniku together. The restaurant was busy with people who came from all over Japan to support the restoration efforts, and the food was giving people energy.
▷Restaurants that use propane gas kept their restaurants open for us.
▷I went to Kawaramachi to buy some pork cutlets. Of course, I had to wait in line for two hours. I guess these things are available in some places!
People from many different backgrounds visited this exhibition, including people from Sendai City, as well as people from everywhere, including coastal areas, inland areas, inside and outside of Miyagi Prefecture, and inside and outside of Japan. There were also both adults and children, and these people left comments on sticky notes about what they remembered from seeing exhibited photos at the time of the disaster. Here, the original text comments that were left are posted without editing. Also, English text in gray are translations of Japanese texts.
“All the Temporarily-Open Restaurants Have Long Lines” *
March 13th, 2011
66 Aramachi, Wakabayashi Ward, Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture
Recorded by: URUSHIDA Yoshitaka
Photo Collection “3.11 Record of Memory—3.11 Disaster that Citizens Took as Record of Memory—”
Issued and provided by: 20th Century Archive Sendai
The project is a participation style exhibition that exhibits photos of “meals” at the time of the disaster, such as photos related to emergency food distribution, grocery shopping, and people sharing meals at a table. Visitors were free to write sticky notes about what they remembered after seeing the photos and how they lived at the time. This exhibition was planned collaboratively by 3.11 Archive of Memories (at the time, called 20th Century Archive Sendai) and the center for remembering 3.11 (recorder311).
Please check out the [INDEX] page for the summary of each exhibited panel and utilization/application examples.
|Recorded on||13 March, 2011|
|Recorded by||URUSHIDA Yoshitaka|
|Recorded at||66 Aramachi, Wakabayashi Ward, Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture|