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  • on March 11th 2011, Toshi Haro Onoda had just finished preparing pottery at his workshop in the town of NAMI Er, close to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

  • When a huge earthquake struck, Onoda and many others were forced to flee as a tsunami destroyed part of the nuclear center, releasing radiation into the area.

  • Oh, Noda's workshop was left in ruins.

  • 10 years later, Onoda has returned to the town of NAMI ER in Fukushima.

  • But Onoda says everything about the town has changed.

  • Half of his fellow potters have quit.

  • About 80% of the town still remains off limits because of high radiation levels.

  • Even the materials used to make the clay containers can no longer be gathered and processed there.

  • But with all the loss he has experienced, Onoda has continued the Boris Oma Yaki pottery tradition, now in its 13th generation.

  • I would like to pass Boris So Miyazaki a tradition with a history of more than 300 years to the next generations.

  • That is my goal, he said.

on March 11th 2011, Toshi Haro Onoda had just finished preparing pottery at his workshop in the town of NAMI Er, close to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

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