Stranded by the earthquake, Mar 2011 (32 images)
Photos in and around Tokyo's Shinagawa district on the 11 March 2011. The Tohoku earthquake struck at 14:46 in the afternoon causing catastrophic damage in north-east Japan. In Tokyo it paralyzed the transport system leaving hundreds of thousands of people unable to return home. Many crowded the pavements as they attempted to walk home. Others, unable to use cellphones, queued at phone boxes. Convenience stores sold out of food Tokyoites stocked up not knowing how long they would be stranded.