14 students from age 8 to 12 participated in the workshop which was held at Ayukawa elementary school, which is located at the Oshika Peninsula, Ishinomaki City, Miyagi. Ayukawa port flourished in the whale fishing trade, the objects and the design of whales can be found in many places throughout the town.
Children had lots of places they wanted to shoot. Ayukawa's symbol, “Oshika Whale Land”, newly opened temporary shopping mall “Noren-gai”, beautiful beaches, community center where volunteers provide charity events, etc. At the parking of a convenience store, a big “HELP” sign was drawn to save a pregnant woman right after the earthquake. The story was reported in the news. The sign still remains there as it is.
People at the temporary shopping mall looked all grateful with a smile as they could finally get the place to work and children also felt very happy about it. At the charity event, children enjoyed themselves with the games and entertainments prepared by the volunteers. Being photographers, children were also innocent residents in the affiliated area. And around them, there were always adults, gently caring for them.