National Geographic : 2016 Mar
Sitting on the dock of Otsuchi Bay, members of a local preservation society wear tiger costumes—part of a traditional dance performed here each year as a prayer for a good fishing season. When the tsunami struck in 2011, water swept over a 21-foot- high seawall, washing away one bridge and damaging another. Many residents lost their livelihood to the waves. Today Otsuchi is starting to recover, but reconstruction won’t be complete for several more years.