I chose this picture because it shows us how Japanese think and interact with the nature.
In this picture, I see collapsed houses and huge earth fissures. Almost nothing had stayed same before the earthquake. Now, people cannot live as they did before. Earth fissures are so deep that if you fall in accidently, people will be seriously injured. Many people are wearing helmets in case of the aftershock.
In this picture, there is a man in the middle who looks like a person from the government and he might be inspecting how this place was affected by the earthquake. There are also two boys sitting on the wreckage looking so helpless. The other boy is trying to climb up the wreckage, but most of the adults are gazing far away and feeling empty or being surprised what the earthquake has done to this land. In this picture, there are no women. I guess that they are working in the shelter getting foods for the family and so on.
Next, let’s move on and see the entire picture. In this picture, it seems that the picture is focusing on the house and the trees look like they are surrounding it. It gives us the feelings that human are so little compared to the nature. People could not escape from the natural disaster and at the same time, they are helpless. In this era, people thought that these natural disasters are caused by the God. It was a punishment from the heaven. This picture really represents that the natural violence is so enormous and people are powerless.