Fukushima Prefecture, with its beautiful mountains and coastline, is home to people who have survived disaster and come out stronger. We meet a peach grower thriving again after the great 2011 quake, a family that rebuilt their seaside hotel destroyed by the tsunami, shopkeepers organizing a summer festival after a two-year pandemic gap, highschoolers continuing Fukushima's samurai horse riding legacy, and three women friends who have staffed a tiny country station together for 35 years.
Delicious and beautiful to look at – Fukushima's sun-ripened peaches
A charming thatched station, staffed for 35 years by three old friends
Summer festival starts up again after two years off due to the pandemic
Fukushima, horse country since the samurai days, still produces skilled riders