Fukushima disaster art
The 11 March 2011 is etched firmly in our memories, as it is the day that one of the biggest nuclear accidents happened: the Fukushima Disaster. The incident has been reflected, documented, and remembered in many art forms.
That’s partly thanks to the fact that video clips, photos and images of the disaster were taken and shared almost immediately and widely following the incident, including those of kids sidestepping dropping objects, the swaying skyscrapers, and emergency workers working their hearts out to help victims.
Art related to the Fukushima Disaster helps to facilitate remembrance and expression of sorrow; thus, artists play a significant therapeutic role. Other artworks help reinforce the environmentalist warning and message to the current and future generation about the risk of nuclear power and humankind’s tendency to harm its environment.