Ghosts of the Tsunami - Having Gone, I Will Come - Jigoku Summary & Analysis

Richard Lloyd Parry
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In “Having Gone, I Will Come” author Richard Lloyd Parry introduces several individuals whose personal memories form the content of this book about the devastating effects of the 2011 ‘super-tsunami’ in Japan. Sayomi Shito is a mother of three, with her youngest daughter, Chisato, attending Okawa Primary School. Sayomi describes her youngest child’s uniqueness and her deep bond with Sayomi. On March 11, a morning like any other, Sayomi recalls, Chisato left for school in a bad mood, having fought with her siblings. Sayomi was preoccupied with her son’s graduation ceremony happening that same day, and, after the ceremony, she and her family chose to go home instead of waiting for Chisato to finish school, which was just nearby. At home, a terrible earthquake struck, forcing the family to flee the home. The shaking was terrible and lasted...

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