|Minamisanriku Town in 2013...|
This other woman, Mayumi Kudo, is a young lady, who has a 5 year old kid. She is a wife of a Shinto priest, who decided to tell her common experience in an uncommon way. Like many other, she too faced the nature's disaster that day. But, she expressed that disaster via sketches. She told her story to world in the form of Kamishibai. Kamishibai, literally paper drama, is an old Japanese art of story-telling through pictures. Her pictures and narration are so perfect that viewer feels the devastating tsunami and its after-effects like a first-hand experience. During the narration she also gives valuable advises for disaster preparations. " Decide in advance among family members to move to high grounds in case of tsunami warning. No one should keep looking for others and waste precious time in searching," she says. Many inquiries and observations even from her little one after the disaster make important turning points in her story. Her emotional and appealing story has been told on 35 different occasions in last one and a half years. Japanese version of picture book is already published and also being translated in countries as far as Spain and Israel. Bravo!!