Fellow blogger Hanameizan is famous for taking his dog up all One Hundred Mountains a few years ago.
Recently, he has spent several weekends helping to clean up flood-damaged homes in Ishinomaki, one of the cities hardest hit by the tidal wave in March.
The foreign press continues to report diligently on Japan, but it is Hanameizan's report that brings home the realities of life in the disaster zone. I hope that many people will read this article.
Tsunami: a report by Hanameizan