Submitted by Pete Clarkson on Sun, 07/07/2013 - 19:44
I finally managed to get back down to the beach to collect this beautifully crafted timber. It was a long hike to retrieve it but it gave me lots of time to contemplate the tragedy. I provided a picture of it to a reporter in Tokyo in hope he may be able to locate its previous home. He told me that many homes in Japan are passed on from generation to generation, so there is great attention to detail and pride in the workmanship.