The disaster displaced more than 100,000 residents from periphery towns like Futaba, Okuma, and Tomioka, turning them into living snapshots of the moment they were evacuated. They have remained mostly untouched ever since, save for the occasional photographer who decides to sneak in and wade through the radioactive waste in a gas mask and short pants.
Keow Wee Loong
Free Kit Kats and Pocky as far as the fogged-up mask can see.
In the summer of 2016, photographer Keow Wee Loong misplaced his protective suit fund (all $2,880 of it), but decided to stroll right on into the Fukushima wasteland anyway. What he found was a perfectly preserved moment of the disaster -- DVDs, magazines, and newspapers, all dated March 11, 2011 ...