Knitting and Crocheting to Cope with Disaster a Year Later

A year has passed since the Great Northeastern Earthquake and Tsunamis of 2011 which I blogged about here.  More than 3,000 are still missing and more than 100,000 who remain displaced are now dwelling in temporary housing built by the government.  Among these are a handful from the fishing village of Shichigahama, Japan who meet every Tuesday night to knit and crochet.  This group, called “Yarn Alive,” organized by missionary Teddy Sawka help these women cope with loneliness and disturbing thoughts about the past and of the future.  Watch videos here and here.  Also check out photos here.




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