Tohoku 2011 Revisited

Lee Basford
3 min readMar 11, 2019

In the eight years since the Great East Japan Earthquake took place, normality has been slowly returning to the devastated region of Tohoku. These photographs were taken 3 months after the disaster, today is the first time I’ve looked at them for many years.

In June 2011 I travelled with a Japanese team that were there just a few days after the disaster. Taking fuel and supplies, counselling and helping people throughout the…

Lee Basford

Designer, photographer, illustrator and artist. living in and around the overlap of art, design, photography and bikes |