Takashi Murakami

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MT1000_DSC01658There was a serious damage by the 3.11 East Japan Great Earthquake disaster. Natural disaster and man-made disaster. Oblivion and Folklore. Requiem and Hope. Revival and Creation. It is necessary for people who live in the same current era to learn from the past facing reality, think about the future, and act.


Lives in Sendai, Miyagi. Murakami leads The Memorial Project in which he tries to preserve monumental objects destroyed by the tsunami, and The Sakura Project in which local people plant cherry trees on the line of the tsunami destruction.