Last Friday marked the one-year anniversary of the Japan earthquake and tsunami. This series of photographs by Toru Yamanaka depict the destruction and recovery of nearly a dozen Japanese cities that were affected. An interactive slider accompanies each photograph, allowing viewers to glide back and forth between scenes of destruction and renewal, creating a truly unique visual experience. While the photographs of destruction are poignant and shocking, their more recent counterparts are heartwarming. It is truly amazing to see how Japan has recovered so much in only one-year’s time.
(Source: The New York Times)