Moving Forward: Life After the Great East Japan Earthquake

A Traveling Exhibition Documenting Japan’s Recovery

January 15 to February 7, 2012
Opening reception January 18
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel is open to visitors from 8 am to 5:30 pm daily.

A traveling exhibition coming to Rockefeller Chapel documents the Japan earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011 and subsequent recovery efforts. Curated by the UCLA Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies and The Kahoku Shimpo newspaper from Sendai, Japan, the installation features images focusing on the stories of those who survived the disaster and who are now on their way to reconstructing their lives. It is offered in remembrance of the victims and in support for the survivors, illuminating the continuing efforts of a nation as it moves toward recovery. 

A Free Public Opening and Reception will take place on January 18, 2012
Rockefeller Chapel
5850 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637.
Map/Directions

Traveling Exhibition Schedule
Washington, DC @ the Japan Information and Culture Center
November 1-30, 2011
Chicago, IL @ Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
January 15 – February 7, 2012
Public Opening and Reception: January 18, 2012
Los Angeles, CA @ Fowler Museum at UCLA
March 4 – April 15, 2012
Public Opening and Reception: March 10, 2012

©All images courtesy of The Kahoku Shimpo

For more information, contact Sarah Arehart, associate director for Japan at the University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies, call 773.702.2715, or visit the Terasaki Center's information page.

Hosting Organizations
UCLA Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies
The Kahoku Shimpo
Rockefeller Chapel, University of Chicago
University of Chicago Committee on Japanese Studies

Sponsoring Organizations
The Japan Foundation
Supporting Organizations
US-Japan Council
Consulate General of Japan at Chicago

Special Thanks to
Tohoku Gakuin University Volunteer Station Translation Project Team, Mari Ishida, Timothy Unverzagt Goddard, and Saran Oki.