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    A volunteer (center) works with a married couple in Ishinomaki, a town in Miyagi prefecture, on reconstructing the garden outside their home after their residence and garden were damaged by the tsunami.

    A volunteer (center) works with a married couple in Ishinomaki, a town in Miyagi prefecture, on reconstructing the garden outside their home after their residence and garden were damaged by the tsunami.

    Photo courtesy Shintaro Kono

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      A volunteer (center) works with a married couple in Ishinomaki, a town in Miyagi prefecture, on reconstructing the garden outside their home after their residence and garden were damaged by the tsunami.

      Photo courtesy Shintaro Kono

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      An elderly survivor looks over the vegetables she is growing outside her room in temporary housing in Minamisanriku.

      Photo courtesy Shintaro Kono

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      Tsunami survivors and volunteers (wearing yellow vests) plant sunflowers in Ishinomaki.

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      Research by graduate student Shintaro Kono, left, was overseen by his adviser, Kimberly Shinew.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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