Gallery: REBUILDING JAPAN: Architecture for Humanity Raises Hikado Mark...

 
Though still a work in progress, the marketplace is coming together nicely and there is even a mobile ramen noodle shop (run by a Hatakeyama-san) that is already up and running. Several of the neighborhood shops that had their storefronts destroyed by the tsunami have already signed up for stalls in the new marketplace. The unofficial deadline of completion for the project is August, when the townspeople hold their annual summer festival, and from the sound of it, they'll have a lovely new deck overlooking the ocean surrounded by tasty treats to celebrate it on.

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  1. JenniferL July 10, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Doing all that is within our power to help those in need, is one of our greatest strengths. Keep up the wonderful work!

  2. mercurydan July 3, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    This is a disaster, but lets not forget also the people in Africa that face this tragedy everyday yet never get televised because its become the norm. or the starving people in North Korea, or the fighting in Somalia, or the Iraq and Afganistan people being bombed by “Allied” forces you are so proud of, that killed well over 200,000 people for revenge of your 3000 that died in twin towers attack. WHERE IS THEIR MONEY PEOPLE???? tragedies are happening all over the world can we feel better that we just helped one country and not the rest?

  3. tmock June 30, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Given our new found knowledge of repeated near-shore earthquake and landslide tsunamis, how should our strategies for building/rebuilding in tsunami zones change?

  4. nyoneda June 29, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    It’s easy to forget, especially after we stop seeing a tragedy on the evening news, as was decisively pointed out in this article. That makes this effort all the more admirable. The past few months have shown an interesting perspective into the Japanese people and their ideals. They have a tendency to suffer quietly, but those survivors deserve more. Thank you Inhabitat and Yahoo. We can learn a lot from your work.

  5. jkgreen June 29, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    what a great program

  6. Jessica Dailey June 29, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    What an amazing story. It’s wonderful to see big companies like Yahoo donating to the cause.

  7. Cliff Champion June 29, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    i think it’s fantastic how the world has come together to help Japan’s recovery. yahoo for yahoo!

  8. Kestrel Jenkins June 29, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Yahoo – this is rad. Thanks!!

  9. Dan Mendes June 29, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Just a couple clicks and you’ve done your part to help Japan! How simple.

  10. Nicole Abene June 29, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    so much destruction .. glad to see people are working to rebuild!

  11. JasminMC June 29, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Thanks Yahoo and Inhabitat! This is amazing!

  12. Rebecca Paul June 29, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Amazing! Architecture for Humanity is such an inspiring organization, and I am happy to make Yahoo my homepage to support the cause!!!

  13. Mike Chino June 29, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    This is an amazing initiative that will provide a much-needed service. Thanks Yahoo!

  14. Diane Pham June 29, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    thanks Yahoo! you rock!

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