Nine and a half years after the earthquake… Iwate Miyako container or Drifting on Ishigaki Island September 12 16:13
A fishing container believed to have been washed away from Miyako City, Iwate Prefecture, which was hit by the tsunami of the Great East Japan Earthquake, was found floating on the shore of Ishigaki Island, Okinawa Prefecture, this month, nine and a half years after the earthquake.
This month, a plastic container was found on the northwestern coast of Ishigaki Island.
The size is about 50 cm long, 10 cm wide, and 70 cm high, and some of them are broken and corals are attached, but you can read prints such as “Miyako Fisheries Cooperative” and “2005”.
According to a survey conducted by the Miyako Fisheries Cooperative Association in Miyako City, Iwate Prefecture, all fishing containers were washed away by the tsunami of the Great East Japan Earthquake nine and a half years ago in 2011, and this time it is thought to be one of them.
Mr. Yoshihiro Nomura, who runs a restaurant near where he found the container, said, “I was not only surprised that it flowed to a beautiful beach nine and a half years after the earthquake, but I also felt something lonely.”