17 Sep '11, 2pm

Heart-Warming Story From Japan: Tsunami Survivors Making New Livelihoods from Destroyed Fishing Nets...

Image: Screenshot from Sanriku Shigoto Project promotional video. Six months after the devastating Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan, we've gotten word of a heart-warming project that has been turning the damaged tools of one trade into livelihoods for women in a hard-hit coastal village. Following the tsunami, a group of women in the town of Sanriku began using donated fishing nets damaged in the tsunami to make braided "misanga ," or friendship bracelets, according to the gadget website Tokyo Bounce : Following a pattern created specifically for the project, they started making misanga bracelets to provide themselves with some income during the recovery period, when there was plenty of clean-up work aimed at men, but few opportunities for women. A video about the project posted on the website is all in Japanese, but beautifully shot, and the scenes of women laughing...

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treehugger.com 17 Sep '11, 2pm

Image: Screenshot from Sanriku Shigoto Project promotional video. Six months after the devastating Tohoku earthquake and t...

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