Twenty thousand people died
Like a phoenix from ashes
Japanese culture wins through
This is a Tanka poem following the 5-7-5-7-7 pattern.
The BBC website produced a set of photographs of different sites in Japan immediately after the event and a year later. Some of them are truly remarkable. The link below should take you to the relevant site but you may have to copy and paste.
I find the culture, work ethic and fastidiousness for detail truly inspirational.
God bless the families who have lost.