Shinhama Park: 1 May, 2011

Koji Nagahata

Shinhama Park
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This park is quit near from the Fukushima city office, therefore, workshops on the environmental education hosted by the city office are frequently held.
Many children liked this park very much. Before the quake, many children played in this park on warm days.
Because radioactive dose at this park was especially high (over 3.8 μSv/h), restriction of the use of this park was officially announced. Therefore, only I and a (maybe) homeless person were there at the recording.
The soundscape of this park also shows that people, instead of birds, fall silent in the "real silent spring" contaminated by radioactive substances. (See also Kotori no Mori and Mt. Shinobu)

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