Documentary Photographs of the Earthquake Disaster: Focus on Higashinada and Nishinomiya Areas
Sakai, Mitsuhiro: Photography

On the night of the earthquake disaster, I walked the distance between Takarazuka and Uozaki, Higashinada-ku (from 9:20 pm on the 17th to 5:40 am on 18th). After arriving from Yokohama at Itami airport in the evening, I passed by Takarazuka, where the family was, and headed towards my parent's home in Higashi-Nada
From inside the flight bound for Itami Airport (landing at 5:35 pm)
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The Sanyo Shinkansen viaduct which cuts vertically across the Hankyu Imazu line lies collapsed
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Completely destroyed houses
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Crossing near Route 171. Electric polls lie fallen around
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Residential areas along the river in Nishinomiya-shi
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Viaduct of the Hanshin Expressway no. 3 lies fallen
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Nishinomiya Ebisu shrine
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A housing complex lies ready to collapse
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North side of Route 43. A sushi restaurant that collapsed
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Vicinity of Ichiniwa-cho The destruction of houses
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The inside of the underpass on Route 43
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Vicinity of Kawanishi-cho Houses ready to collapse on the road
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Vicinity of 11, Kawanishi-cho, Nishinomiya-shi
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On Route 43 from Nishinomiya to Ashiya. Collapsed houses along the way
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Seido-cho, Ashiya-shi on the north side of Route 43. Destroyed shops and stores
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A shot of the sea from near the Seido Pedestrian Bridge on Route 43. Apartment buildings tilt dangerously
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A house with a huge tree. The walls have fallen and the building is close to collapsing
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Perhaps a pedestrian bridge has collapsed
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A car turned over and destroyed
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Damage at Hanshin Electric Railway Fukae station
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Vicinity of city bus stop "Hanshin Fukae". The destruction of a coffee shop
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The damaged residential area between Fukae and Ogi
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Restoration of an electric pole that fell into a parking lot
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Damage at a graveyard
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Destruction of a house (4-chome, Kitaogi)
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Damaged houses between Ogi and Uozaki
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7-chome, Uozaki-Minamimachi, underneath the Hanshin viaduct
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A house destroyed
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A temple with a fallen roof?
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West side of Hanshin Uozaki station. A tilted apartment
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