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The ‘broken beautiful’

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By Nancy Kennedy

After the March 2011 tsunami in Japan that killed nearly 20,000 people, a woman named Sue Plumb Takamoto was out clearing debris in a field in the coastal city of Ishinomaki.

As she picked among the ruins, her eyes kept catching sight of the colorful shards of broken pottery, the only remains of the city’s tea rooms and kitchens.


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