Prefecture of Miyagi, Region of the Tohoku, Japan, March 11th, 2011.
At 14:45:23 local time, an earthquake of magnitude 9,0 creates a 6 minutes long earthshaking. It is the most powerful earthquake ever had in Japan, the seventh in the world. The earthquake with its epicenter at a depth of 30 km in the sea, provokes a tsunami that invades the coast, 100 km far from the epicenter, with waves reaching 40 meters of height and 750 km of speed. Estimates of the death toll range between 16.000 and 30.000 victims.
Ishinomaki, Prefecture of Mayagi, Japan, October 27th, 2011.
Visiting the places of the disaster, I chance upon a Fujifilm compact digital camera. Inside it, I find a memory card with oxidized contacts, incrustation and rust. After the necessary restoration, the card reveals its content: 231 photos obtained with a data recovery software. The result is a survey of the life of a couple, portrayed in moments of happiness, from the daily life until vacations and the ring exchange.
Last souvenirs of two lives without any name.
512 survived megabytes which are now the only protagonists of this story.