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Outside the west entrance of the Fukushima city train station are vast bike parking lots, used mostly by commuters who bike and then take the train to work. Hiroshi Watanabe is a bike lot attendant. His job, 10 hours a day, seven days a week, is to keep the bikes neat. After his morning sweeping, his work involves precisely aligning each bicycle with the lines painted on the ground.<br />
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This photograph is part the book of Would You Stay?, by Michael Forster Rothbart, published by TED Books in 2013. The photos come from Forster Rothbart’s two long-term documentary photography projects, After Chernobyl and After Fukushima.<br />
© Michael Forster Rothbart 2007-2013.<br />
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Photo by: Michael Forster Rothbart<br />
Date:  7/19/2012<br />
File#:  Canon — Canon EOS 5D Mark II digital camera frame 80627
Outside the west entrance of the Fukushima city train station are vast bike parking lots, used mostly by commuters who bike and then take the train to work. Hiroshi Watanabe is a bike lot attendant. His job, 10 hours a day, seven days a week, is to keep the bikes neat. After his morning sweeping, his work involves precisely aligning each bicycle with the lines painted on the ground.
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This photograph is part the book of Would You Stay?, by Michael Forster...
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