Gallery: Inhabitat Talks to Lisa Katayama About ‘We Are All Radioactive...

 

INHABITAT: What made you decide to start the We Are All Radioactive series?

Lisa: I grew up in Japan, and my family and friends still live there -- so the earthquake was really shocking to me. My first instinct was to fly back and "help" somehow -- then I realized that the best way I could contribute to post-earthquake Japan was to tell the human stories behind the disaster. A friend of me and Jason's told us about Motoyoshi, so we went out there last June to meet everyone. We didn't really have a story or agenda in mind, but we brought a camera and a voice recorder and started to shoot interviews as we got to know the residents.

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