Photographer Jérémie Souteyrat has spent the last six months documenting life in Japan since the March 11, 2011, tsunami that devastated the Fukushima region. His photographs capture the struggles and resilience of the region’s citizens, who now check food for radiation.

Photographer Jérémie Souteyrat has spent the last six months documenting life in Japan since the March 11, 2011, tsunami that devastated the Fukushima region. His photographs capture the struggles and resilience of the region’s citizens, who now check food for radiation.

Six Months Later, the Tsunami’s Impact on Japanese Life

Legacy of Radiation
Legacy of Radiation

Photographer Jérémie Souteyrat has spent the last six months documenting life in Japan since the March 11, 2011, tsunami that devastated the Fukushima region. His photographs capture the struggles and resilience of the region’s citizens, who now check food for radiation.

Absorbing Toxic Waste
Absorbing Toxic Waste

Citizens plant sunflowers to absorb radioactive substances.

No Place to Go
No Place to Go

Even though shelters are empty, some children chose not to return to their old schools.

Wake of Destruction
Wake of Destruction

While most of the major roads and towns have been cleared of debris, few people are returning.

Abandoned Housing
Abandoned Housing

Shelters that housed thousands are largely empty or deserted.

The Invisible Impact
The Invisible Impact

Locals continue to worry about the impact of contaminated soil on crops.