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The region of Tohoku (literally “North East Region”) was severely affected by the tsunami of 2011. The Morino Project is building a five-meter-high embankment from soil and debris created by the earthquake. Then, they will plant evergreen broadleaf trees to create a lifeguarding forest.

Location

Tōhoku region, Japan (Miyagi Prefecture, Fukushima Prefecture)

Type

Agroforestry and reforestation

Local partner

Morino Project

Participants

Communities affected by 2011 tsunami in northeast coast of Japan: inhabitants, local authorities, voluntaries, schools, students

Local partner

The Morino Project is a Japanese Foundation founded as a response to the Tohoku Earthquake of 11 March 2011. The President is Morihiro Hosokawa, former Prime Minister of Japan.

Plantation models

Species planted

Castanopsis

Castanopsis

Camellia japonica

Fatsia japonica

Castanopsis sieboldii

evergreen oak

Evergreen oak

Machilus

Machilus

Machilus thunbergii

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participants

Local communities affected by the 2011 tsunami in northeast cost of Japan: inhabitants, local authorities, schools…

Volunteers come from all over Japan. The motives are always varied and intense, but building the forest wall is an opportunity for everybody to come together as a community, with a common concern for the future.

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Documents

File Description
pdf 2016 Project presentation