Oyako means parents-children in Japanese and is the title of a series I have been photographing since 1982.
The scale of the destruction resulting from the 2011 Fukushima earthquake and tsunami staggers the imagination. My purpose for going to Tohoku was not to take photos of the disaster, I wanted to focus on the families and how they are moving forward to rebuild their lives. This is a turning point not only for the people in affected areas, but for all of Japan. My hope is that something positive will come out of this catastrophe.