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“Memories for the Future” by Google

Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture: Before - Via Google
Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture: Before - Via Google

The devastating earthquake and tsunami that ravaged northeastern Japan in early March caused unimaginable damage and heartbreak to many. In response, Google has created a website named “Mirai e no kioku”, meaning “Memories for the Future”. The website allows the people of Japan to share photos and videos of their cities in an effort to preserve the memories collected over generations that may have been lost during the disaster. Google has also provided thousands of miles of Street View imagery that includes “Before” and “After” comparisons of the hardest hit areas.

Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture: After - Via Google
Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture: After - Via Google
Cite:Karissa Rosenfield. "“Memories for the Future” by Google" 22 Dec 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/194421/%25e2%2580%259cmemories-for-the-future%25e2%2580%259d-by-google/>