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In the Fukushima exclusion zone, many abandoned houses look as if the residents walked out just yesterday — except for the dead plants and the 2011 calendars still hanging on the walls. In this home in Shiroishimori village, the electricity is still on, surprisingly. An aquarium tank still pumps water, even though the fish have long since died.<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 />
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Photo by: Michael Forster Rothbart
In the Fukushima exclusion zone, many abandoned houses look as if the residents walked out just yesterday — except for the dead plants and the 2011 calendars still hanging on the walls. In this home in Shiroishimori village, the electricity is still on, surprisingly. An aquarium tank still pumps water, even though the fish have long since died.
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This photograph is part the book of Would You Stay?, by Michael Forster Rothbart, published by TED Books in...
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