March 15, 2011

Japan Earthquake Update

As most of you already know, I live in Tokyo and on Friday, March 11th around 3pm we had one of the worst earthquakes in recorded history followed by a devastating tsunami flood that hit the East coast of Japan and laid waste to Sendai, Miyagi and other nearby coastal areas. If this wasn't bad enough, the nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture was badly damaged during the tsunami and as of writing this, has suffered 3 separate explosions and is now leaking small amounts of radiation.

For the moment, myself and my family (brother, his wife and daughter) are relatively safe in Tokyo. We still get aftershocks consistently and will endure power blackouts to conserve energy and divert it to Fukushima but outside of that, I'm happy to be alive and healthy. I'm even still painting and will add an update as to what I've been working on shortly.


  1. It's great news that you're alright, Travis. I can't even imagine how bad it must be there.
    Good luck!

  2. Hope all is still well....and that the quest for Toilet Paper has been fruitful.

  3. I was tempted to check the "Funny" "Interesting" or "Cool" boxes, then thought... naaaaah.