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March 11, 2013

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Trace #16, Lake Hayama (Mano Dam), created by the contaminated soil from Iitate, Fukushima
Trace #16, Lake Hayama (Mano Dam), created by the contaminated soil from Iitate, Fukushima
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Shimpei Takeda

Revealing Evidence Of Disaster

Produced by
Sean Cole

Artist Shimpei Takeda collected contaminated soil samples from different locations in Japan and then placed them on film to explore the images that were created.  He calls it "autoradiography." He was born in Japan, and has grandparents there, and says the process of drawing out the image, the story, is much like what's going on in Japan. He says there is still so much unsettled there, but there is not a lot of physical evidence. Watch part of the process.

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"Ikebana", both from the Lost in Translation soundtrack

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