The letter from Hans in Holland
I try to tell you my visit of my sculture in Taro city.
It was not possyble to send you earlyer fromm Tokyo .My IPhone was broken and I didnot know how to fix iT .
But since a couple of days , I,am free fromm dizzy moments ,and my time diffence of seven hours are slowly away.
IT was not a easy for my to go to place with a such dramatic history as Taro city and Miyako .
Long time ago in Holland , I was 6 years , we had a big drama with the sea.
In that time , I was a child !
But now , I was a bit nerveus ,what will happen today .
In the morning the guide of Miyako and somebody ells are already waiting in front of the hotel ,still waiting on my and the lady for translation .
IT was a verry nice and friendly meeting.
My feelings are changing.
After a short ride with the car , we arrive at the school , the directeur and the vice -directeur welcome my .They are verry happy that I make this trip fromm Holland to Taro city.
I try to explane with help of the lady , that i want to see the place of my sculpture ,what I special made for the school in Taro city and the background of the special lace .
After the meeting and drinking green thee,
the direction show my ,the school and told a lot of dramatic story’s about the tsunami.
The conciërge of the school ,told my more special story’s happen during the catastrophe,
Hè have seen many ded body,s on the school and on the place of my sculpture.
Hè shows me a little museum in a classroom ,with many photo,s and other things of the catastrophe .It was a drama what a I have seen .Maby you have also seen this museum.
Later in another classroom ,’the young kids ,
want to sing a special song for my ,a fromm 1938 , a memmory , of the tsunami .
Keizo ,it was not a nice song , it was a cry ,
All the kids make this emotional cry , iT came deep fromm inside.
I get tears ,very emotional , my God .
Later we went to sculpture place and make a lot of photo,s ,and i explane my deeper feelings of my sculpture.That was verry good ,they say.
I have seen more .The village was complete
move to higher place,the hotel ,a memorymonument for the future and more.
The new big protection wall.
The people are afraid ,not verry high enough.The gouverment want not spend more money. Politic.!
Iwate prefecture is far away from Tokyo.!
That is what they say to my.
IT was a day I never forget in my live.
Keizo ,thank you verry much ,the hotel ,for all you help and organisation.
It was perfect!!!!
Yes, you are a part of my live,like a brother.
Many greetings and best regards.
Hope to see you in September or later.