In the immediate aftermath of this tragedy, the Zuiganji monastery in the city of Matsushima, where CSI director Professor Hal Roth practiced for over a year, was used as a shelter for displaced residents. The picture above shows Zuiganji's Sutra Hall.
Imediately following this tragedy, Professor Roth published an an Opinion piece in the Providence Journal that follows here:
Reflections on the Resiliency of the Japanese National Character
(Distributed March 18, 2011)
An essay by CSI director Professor Hal Roth