After a year, this footage remains astonishing and shocking:
Authorities estimate that almost 16,000 people died in the earthquake and tsunami, and over 3000 people remain missing, a major catastrophe by any reckoning.
This disaster was followed by the worst nuclear plant failure since Chernobyl.
Descending Raigo; Amida Buddha and his attendants descend to welcome the deceased and to carry them to the Western Paradise; Kamakura Period
Hannya Shingyo, The Heart Sutra