The Big Wave 2

17 05 2011

In The Big Wave,  we just saw Jiya watch his entire village swept away by a tsunami.  It’s hard to imagine what he felt as he saw everything he knew and loved be destroyed, so spend a little time looking for interviews and stories from survivors of the 2011 Japan tsunami or the 2004 Indonesian tsunami and read their descriptions of the wave, the destruction, the feelings they had, and the aftermath.

Once you’ve read an article, compare what you learned from your research to what you heard in The Big Wave.  Tell us what the sounds, smells, and feelings were in both the novel and the real thing.  Tell us what both tsunami’s looked like.  Be sure to include a link to your article so other students can read your article too.

Be sure to type out your answers in complete sentences.  Be sure to back up your ideas with some examples, evidence, or proof.   Be sure to check back and see what other people say too.  Be sure to comment on what they say.

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218 responses

17 05 2011
Carli C.

I wasn’t able to find any really good websites with good interviews. This is the best I could find.
http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/witness-japan-tsunami-survivors-at-loss-to-restore-life/

I found five things to compare/contrast.
In the book and the article, both Jiya and the interviewee cried when a loved one died. The good thing is that Kino’s family had some food for the family. Many in Japan (2011) had no food. Kino also had shelter, a thing many survivors today wish for. In THE BIG WAVE, it was mostly only children who went into the castle as an evacuation center. In Japan most public places are filled with whole families that need sanctuary. People in Japan right now are panicking because of these problems. In THE BIG WAVE, they basically remail calm.

17 05 2011
Carli C.

its supposed to be remain not remail

17 05 2011
NateJiG

Your compare and contrasts are good, but not everyone in THE BIG WAVE is calm, just Kino and Jinya. I would NOT be calm, if my town was destroyed and I had to watch, what would you do?

17 05 2011
Carli C.

actually, Jiya’s parents, Kino’s parents, and most of the families in THE BIG WAVE were fairly accepting of the impending doom.

18 05 2011
Jes B.

IMPENDING DOOM! Sorry i thought it was kinda funny. Hey carli. What is an impending doom anyway?

18 05 2011
Carli C.

@Jes
Doom that is coming!!! (duh-duh-duhhh)

18 05 2011
Antonio M

That’s the way of a good Japanese. They can’t do anything about the Big Wave

18 05 2011
Jes B.

OOOOOOOHHHHHHH! tee hee 🙂

18 05 2011
bree s.

same here. i would run around in cicles screming until i lose vocie, throw up all over or slap myself silly.

17 05 2011
Sam I

That’s true that the people in The Big Wave did remain calm and the people in real life were worring so much about their loved ones.

18 05 2011
Grant O

Nate, They knew the risks of living on the ocean. They were prepared for this because the have been living with it for their whole lives.

18 05 2011
Carli C.

They were much more accepting than people today.

18 05 2011
bree s.

thats because they would not be a good japaness if they start to run and screm like i would. and that would porobaly really stink because that would be stoke on you forever. me i would walk away crying so not even one person can see that im super up set and when im alone i would really start crying

17 05 2011
Tori H

I thought that was a great way to put in about your ideas and thoughts.

18 05 2011
Carli C.

Thanks. I wanted a compare/contrast format. Not just about the article.

18 05 2011
Tori H

yeah.

18 05 2011
Lindsay Freeze

I agree with tori it was a great why to put your ideas!

17 05 2011
bwhitt13

I think that the explanation you gave was great. Also in 2011 there were many families with no food or water, and i think that the people in The Big Wave are lucky to have at least SOME food.

18 05 2011
Carli C.

Right. It is so much better to have at least a small amount of food than none at all. Plus, Kino lives on a farm, so they have food there. Not many in modern day Japan run farms.

18 05 2011
Martina K..

You might be in a fatal earthquake or tsunami but if you do end up making it, you have a better chance of living with a good supply of food and water. Its a big help! 🙂

17 05 2011
Grant O.

In the article I read Harumi Watanabe was closing up her shop in a small coastal village. She saw the tsunami and went to her parents house nearby. She tried to get them into her car but they were old and could not walk. Harumi saw that she could do nothing but she stayed at their side. The tsunami hit and her parents were swept away. Harumi Narrowly escaped by clinging to the furniture. This article was similar and different to Jiya’s experience. It was similar because the tsunami washed away the persons parents. It is also similar because the child survived. It was different because Harumi stayed by her parents side while Jiya fled for safety. It was also similar because both of them took place in Japan.

17 05 2011
Lauren W.

Do you know if Harumi’s parents survived?

18 05 2011
Grant O

No, They died.

18 05 2011
Carli C.

That’s really sad. Do you know how old Harumi was?

18 05 2011
Lauren W.

Grant, that is sad.

18 05 2011
Ammar I.

It doesn’t sound like Hurami’s parent’s survive. Did they?

18 05 2011
Grant O.

Like I said they died.

18 05 2011
Alejandro.S

That is very sad. I would hate to lose my parents like that.

18 05 2011
Hailey A.

Well written, but how did she describe the wave? How did she feel when her parents got washed away, and did she ever find them? You did compare very well, but there wasn’t much contrasting which is okay because they must be very similar. How would you feel if you were in Harumi’s shoes, and would you stay with your parents like she did? I know I would.

18 05 2011
Grant O.

She didn’t describe the wave. She was devastated. I would have stayed to because they were my parents I mean what else could you do?

23 05 2011
SarahL

I do agree that is the same that it took place in Japan and they both lost their parents by a tsunami that hit.

17 05 2011
Autumn E.

In both stories everyone was terrified. The article I read was about the miraculous survival of a twenty day old baby. The baby was sleeping in the back room while her parents were working in the restaurant . Suddenly a huge wave of water swept all the customers and the baby girls parents out. After they returned to their destroyed building, they found the infant screaming on a mattress. In both these stories buildings were destroyed and thousands or hundreds died. The tsunamis looked like huge, angry waves seeking to destroy everything and everyone in their path.

Link- http://news.scotsman.com/world/Mothers-joy-as-she-cradles.2591410.jp

18 05 2011
Carli C.

so the baby’s parent’s died?

18 05 2011
Autumn E.

No I said in the paragraph that they returned to the restaurant to find their baby on a mattress. 😛

18 05 2011
Jes B.

I don’t think so she said that THEY came back to THEIR destroyed building but, who knows.

18 05 2011
jenna l

yea the babys parents died and the baby is all alone!

18 05 2011
Jes B.

That’s amazing that the baby survived like that. The parents must have been so relieved. I probably would have broke down crying.

18 05 2011
Autumn E.

I know. It’s so nice that happy endings really happen sometimes.

18 05 2011
Brianna C.

Was the baby the one only in the restaurant who survived?

18 05 2011
Martina K..

Wait what happen to the baby? who found it? where did the baby’s go? did the live? 🙂

18 05 2011
Martina K..

did the parents make it?

23 05 2011
SarahL

I do agree with that how a tsunami could destroy anything in it way and how that a baby could survive a huge tsunami.

17 05 2011
jenna l.

jiya and hiro shinkawa reacted similarly due to the losses. hiro lost his wife and then was dragged with his house into to the ocean to stay for two days without any help just hanging by himself. i think the two relate because they have no family no house to call home. it is sad and people take what they have for granted sometimes. jiya lost all of his loved ones and probably most of his friends buy not kino.

17 05 2011
Autumn E.

That would suck. I can’t imagine losing everyone close to me.

18 05 2011
jenna l

yes that would stink! losing everything you stand for and love!

18 05 2011
Carli C.

Ugh. Everyone dying. I could not accept that. It really would suck.

18 05 2011
Lauren W.

Wouldn’t Kino be considered Jiya’s family?

18 05 2011
jenna l

kind of but they were just really close friends at first and then after the BIG WAVE jiya lost his family and his house so now he has to live wth kino

18 05 2011
Hailey A.

You are right. Kino would be considered part of Jiya’s family. So if they lost each other it would be said because they were more then friends they were family.

18 05 2011
Hailey A.

I accidentally put said instead of sad.

23 05 2011
SarahL

That should stink how he had nowhere to live and no family, that must be very hard for him to lose everyone he love before the tsunami came and kill them.

17 05 2011
Jes B.

I found all of my facts and statistics at http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/12/1227_041226_tsunami.html

In 2004 one of the biggest tsunamis hit 11 Indian countries and demolished property from Africa to Thailand. Many people where drowned in their own homes as their towns where being destroyed. In The Big Wave Kino and Jiya had to watch as Jiya’s family and their town was destroyed by a big wave. They had to endure the sight of their loved ones dying in front of them. The two boys where so close the saw the wavelets come close only to roll back into the ocean where they belonged. Seeing that had to be horrible. Too know that your family is down there, going to die, and you can’t do anything about it. Tasting the salty ocean air but not in the nice way but in the way that makes you faint from agony.

18 05 2011
NateJiG

I agree with you Jes, and it probably would be hard to watch as you know that a loved one is about to die. I once wrote a story in my story idea notebook, about the same topic. Knowing that the closest person to you is gone, builds up some sort of tension, that gets you very angry, yet sad at the same time. They don’t even have to die of a tsunami, they could just mysteriously disappear, or get hit by a train…… you never know! I might write that story for my project, but even if I don’t, it doesn’t cha nge the fact that dieing……………….sucks. Even if it isn’t you.

17 05 2011
NateJiG

What i researched was very alike to what we just read. Both Japan in 2011 and India in 2004 were tragedies. People cried seeing rubble and destruction and more importantly being alone. One man could be stranded on a pile of rubble in the middle of the ocean and be alone with no comfort, or fresh food or water, or not even a body part like a leg or an arm. We are spoiled compared to what Japan is going through, but imagine being in Jiya’s shoes and watching your town be destroyed to smithereens. Thousands of people died, and a lot of them were close to Jiya and Kino, but 100%, all of them, had at least one person who was close to them. Everyone in the book and my research was terrified that the people they loved were gone, the smelled smoke from fires, they saw Garbage and rubble everywhere, and they personally probably taste nothing considering that almost all of there supplies are gone. Next time you whine when you don’t get some thing, think of the people in Japan and India who whine when they don’t have anything!

17 05 2011
Mackenzie C.

http://www.popsci.com/environment/article/2008-11/indonesias-new-tsunami-warning-system

On this website it shows and talks about the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia and the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. It compares and contrast the two. It also shows some picture of it too. I highly recommend reading this article!! 🙂

18 05 2011
Autumn E.

Seems like a good site. I’ll check it out. ^,^

18 05 2011
Jes B.

That sounds so cool!

17 05 2011
Sir Alex R

I read an article about the Tsunami in Japan. They were similar because both caused great destruction. one thing that was different is that the people were terrified and screaming. Mostly they were Americans getting interviewed. These people didn’t get a warning though all they saw was a big wave then a shaking then terror set in. The “Big Wave” took awhile to get there and the volcano acted up warned them. Instead of screaming it was more crying

17 05 2011
Ammar I.

Sir, good comparison. But obviously both had screaming and crying.

17 05 2011
Collin V.

Actually, in The Big Wave there was only crying, no one screamed. Of course they probably wanted to but no one did. Kino cried and Jiya fell unconscious

18 05 2011
Ammar I.

They di both scream and cry they just don’t mention it. I know jiya and kino were not screaming but the other villagers were screaming.

18 05 2011
NateJiG

Even if they did get warned, don’t you think that people would get very afraid anyway since their home was being attacked by a volcano, AND A GIANT WAVE?!?!?!?!? It didn’t have to be warned or a surprise, everyone would be TERRIFIED! Don’t you think?

18 05 2011
NateJiG

Even if they did get warned, don’t you think that people would get very afraid anyway since their home was being attacked by a volcano, AND A GIANT WAVE?!?!?!?! It didn’t have to be warned or a surprise, everyone would be TERRIFIED! Don’t you think?

24 05 2011
Alex R.

Are you sure? i didn’t Japanese people screamed when a tsunami comes. Remember this has happened 3 times before in one generation.

17 05 2011
Lauren W.

I chose to research the Japan 2011 tsunami. Mostly, I researched people’s experiences and their survivor stories. For example, many people stated that after the tsunami, the main thing they heard was babies crying. Its not like any of those children knew what was going on, and probably large amounts of babies were separated from their families. But, babies weren’t the only people crying. Adults were also mourning over missing or dead family members.
People say that the main smell after a tsunami is……..decay. Decay from plants, from fish washed onto shore, from other animals, and, from people. The smell was especially strong in warmer places, where the temperature was around 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
Many people after the tsunami were feeling one thing. Shock. Shock of what has happened to them currently, and what will happen to them in the future. Then, their shock would turn into fear, fear for their loved ones, and people trapped under debris.
Many feelings that people have in the big Wave are similar to peoples feelings in reality.

http://phukettsunami.blogspot.com/
http://www.thegreatseparation.com/newsfront/2004/12/tsunami_survivo.html

18 05 2011
Hailey A.

You are right…the smell is of decaying. You also would hear crying from any age because of the loss of a loved one. They do have similar feelings in both the book and real life, but what are the feelings that they mostly have in common? Very well written, way to research and write.

18 05 2011
Lauren W.

Hailey, The feelings they have most in common is fear, fear for themselves and their loved ones.

18 05 2011
Hailey A.

That is right many people had fear, but they had to push that fear away to help others and them self survive the tsunami.

18 05 2011
Mackenzie C.

I like your idea Lauren it is very true! All when shock went to scared, then scared with loved ones. I like…nice.

18 05 2011
Lauren W.

Mackenzie, what do you mean, that you like……nice?

18 05 2011
Ammar I.

In the article I read it said that the smell was mud not decay.

18 05 2011
Lauren W.

Ammar, if you clicked on my links, you would see why people said the smell was decay, not mud.

18 05 2011
Hailey A.

How does mud smell so much like decay that you thought it was the smell of decay?

18 05 2011
Brianna C.

I agree, I also think that the babies, or little kids would be crying. Just because they don’t really understand what’s happening.

17 05 2011
Collin DeCamp

I read an article about Futoshi Toba. Futoshi Toba was mayor during the tsunami. He is still mayor to this day. He is trying to rebuild his city better than before. On the day of the tsunami Futoshi was working in the city hall, while his wife was at home and his children were in school. when he felt the earthquake he knew the tsunami was coming. While his children and wife were very far away, he had to put the concern of their safety out of his mind and he made his priority to make the people around him, some complete strangers, safe. weeks later he was finally able to get to his children were he learned that they were safe in the shelter of the school. for weeks he did not know the fate of his wife and he finally found out his wife was dead, killed in their house.

Sources:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/22/world/asia/22missing.html
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Mr. Curtis

17 05 2011
Ammar I.

This is the website I used to compare with the book:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/22/us-japan-quake-witness-idUSTRE72L2KF20110322

Both of them didn’t have many different things. They were pretty similar. People in both lost loved ones. Both were obviously scary and destroyed a lot of things. Sounds in both went quiet in the after. In the article the smell of mud was really strong. In the book it didn’t mention about it. Both had people living in shelters. In the book mostly children were in the shelter. In the article it said many people were in. That was much of the comparison.

17 05 2011
D.J.C.

I agree about the fact that they are very similar. both of them had a tsunami. They were forced into shelter. Many people also lost their loved ones. These tsunamis are things we may never regret.

17 05 2011
Alejandro. S

I found a lot that interested me about the book. I had found a lot of people who survived the tsunami in japan and help people out and then looked for there family. I have also found stories of people who went looking for there family strait after the tsunami hit.
The people who did not look for there family right away help a lot of other people. If they have food they would share it. If they had medicine they would treat other people with.They acutely helped the world become a better place.
The people who went to look for there loved ones didn’t help japan rebuild. They also don’t help rebuilt because there so occupied with looking for there family.

18 05 2011
Antonio M

What article did you read?

18 05 2011
Grant O.

were there any specific people?

18 05 2011
Alexa A

That’s really cool but i have a question. Where did you find the all the stories? Because i would really like to read them because they sound interesting.

17 05 2011
Sean C

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/12/1227_041226_tsunami.html

I found the 2004 earthquake in Indonesia .The tsunamis were both alike a lot. Both destroyed tons of homes and killed many people. The feelings were alike too since so many people died that almost every family lost 1 or 2 people from their family so many people were really sad or crying like how Kino or Gia were crying.

17 05 2011
Jose Alfonzo Joey Quiroz

Gia was unconscious

18 05 2011
Carli C.

Jiya was crying before he passed out.

17 05 2011
Bryce Connor Kurtzzzzzzz

A lot of people lost loved ones because of that one tsunami.

18 05 2011
Collin D.

MORE THAN 283,000 PEOPLE DIED IN THAT TSUNAMI.

18 05 2011
Nikolas S

They kids did not really cry because of the looses, but because of the destruction the wave had created.

17 05 2011
Brianna C.

I read an article about two survivors from the Indonesia tsunami, on December 26, 2004. One of them was Chris Rainier, and the other was his wife, Chanda Butler. They were in Banda Aceh What happened to them is similar to what happened in “The Big Wave”. Both of them survived from a tsunami, by getting to a high building or on high land. The tsunamis were about 60 feet tall, and came to shore really fast. Both of the tsunamis also destroyed their city or village, and kind of flooded them. But Rainier’s family didn’t die like Jiya’s family did.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/01/0111_050111_tsunami_sumatra.html

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17 05 2011
PETE SCHAEFFER

I think its cool that the hole family lived.And that the parents made sure that the kids made it alive.Because some kids would have a nervous break down or something.

18 05 2011
Carli C.

Yeah the WHOLE family lived. I would be freaking out if that happened to me.

17 05 2011
Tori H

That is an awesome way to express your ideas and thoughts

17 05 2011
Bryce Connor Kurtzzzzzzz

That tsunami was probably one of the worst tsunamis in history, besides Japan of coarse.

18 05 2011
Alejandro.S

I found a similar story on Google were a man did the same thing. Do YOU THINK THEY WERE FRIENDS? 🙂

18 05 2011
Brianna C.

Maybe it was the same story and person Alejandro?

18 05 2011
Antonio M

What did they do after the tsunami?

18 05 2011
Tori H

Ohhhh yeah and I forgot to say thats how Jiya survived by getting to higher land.

17 05 2011
Antonio M

One article I found was about a couple that survived the tsunami in Japan. Check it out at http://www.stripes.com/news/misawa-couple-climbed-to-safety-during-tsunami-1.27615. The couple’s experience was very similar to Kino’s and Jiya’s when the big wave hit. Luckily the couple was able to climb on top of a hotel for safety just like Kino and Jiya were safe on the mountainside. The couple managed to save several people including a 3 year old Japanese boy. While the couple was safe on the hotel they felt sad for all the parents that lost their children. When they heard people screaming for their children they felt devastated and knew that could have been them. Both the couple and Kino and Jiya weren’t panicking and remained calm so that they are still alive today.

17 05 2011
Lindsay Freeze

wow that is really similar to the book! because of the part where the couple went to the top of the hotel i will have to read that story!!!!!!!

18 05 2011
Alejandro.S

I herd of a similar story about people at a japan airport that just made it onto an airport roof right before the japan tsunami hit. Have you found any more stories on tsunamis that you want to share?

18 05 2011
Brianna C.

I think that’s how most of the people survived these tsunami, by getting on a tall building or hill. What other things do you think they could do to be safe?

18 05 2011
Nikolas S

the couple are just like the mayor of one of the towns that was hit. he saved as many as possible but did not panic.

17 05 2011
Angela Z.

One of the lucky survivors from the horrifying 2011 tsunami in Japan is a woman named Takako Suzuki. She had been going up the stairs to a tsunami evacuation point in the civic center in her town of Rikuzentakata. All of a sudden, a 46 feet tsunami broke in and swept her, and the people around her away. The water kept rising and rising all the way to the ceiling before a miracle happened, and it finally stopped. She said she thought her life had flashed before her eyes. Heart pounding, Suzuki struggled to stay afloat. The water finally started to go down, and eventually she laid there huddling with 12 other survivors. There were bodies around them, that did not make it through the terrifying wave. She also stated that many little aftershocks caused debris to fall on them which was scary. After almost 24 hours later, a helicopter took her and 10 other people out of the building. Takako said that she thought she was definitely going to die at the moment, but as a mother of three, she held on for her life. “It’s a mystery to me how I’m alive”, is what she said. The town of Rikuzentakata ended up with 1,066 dead, and 2,041 missing from a population of 23,000. Suzuki’s home was untouched by the tsunami on the hilltop. She now volunteers to help other people and places in need because of the tsunami. She says, ” My life was given back to me”.

17 05 2011
Danielle E

I think that you are right because you found tons of info and you put it together

17 05 2011
Jose Alfonzo Joey Quiroz

That is a great way of describing what she felt like. you explained the important parts. I like how you qouted good things she said

18 05 2011
Ammar I.

What happened with the other 2 survivors? You said she was with 12 survivors and a helicopter picks up 10. Did they go on another helicopter?

18 05 2011
Angela Z.

The story of Takako Suzuki was similar to the Big Wave because of all of the fear going on in Japan during the tsunami. The main difference between the two is that Takako is an adult, and she knew what was coming, and what could happen. On the other hand, Kino and Jiya are children, and they don’t know what is really going on, and how much it could really effect them. Both ways, in the two stories, a horrible thing happened, and it was hard for all Takako, Kino, and Jiya.

17 05 2011
Jake R

I found and article that was saying people didn’t know what was happening. One article I found said he wasn’t effected by what was happening but then he grabbed his wife and got under a table. It is all bad story’s no matter what They all have to do with the same thing. There was 4 million buildings without power. It was 6ft high. The depth was 6 miles down. It was a bad thing that happened.

17 05 2011
Jake R

Them compared the big wave and the 2011 one are the same they both killed people and destroyed a lot.

17 05 2011
Jose Alfonzo Joey Quiroz

What big tragedy was this one you are explaining?????????????????????

17 05 2011
Jade Rocks

Wow that must have been horrible and scary at the same time. Seeing all those people die right then and there. I would hate to be somewhere with a tsunami accuring.

17 05 2011
Jose Alfonzo Joey Quiroz

in the interview i read was a lot like the one the big wave. When the tsunami hit in Indonesia it was big. In the interview the girl grabbed all of her kids and people she was with. The mom had to carry her kids for more than a mile. She was knocked over a lot. They took it just like the 2011 japan tsunami. They started rebuilding right away. The girl explains how she spent so much money on her house. She said that she does not think about how her kids had died. She said that it had happened and its bad just to think about it. She says that she is now starting a new life. “Day by day, month by month, we are trying to get past what happened,” She explains. In her interview she described how it sounded like a train going by.

17 05 2011
Tyler James Gibson

did the interview say any thing about any other members of their family were any of them killed

17 05 2011
Jose Alfonzo Joey Quiroz

The two kids had died

17 05 2011
Alexa A

Hey so what he made a mistake he still wrote a pretty good reply.

17 05 2011
Danielle E

I you go to this site it will also tell you some more info about the things that happen to are land that we have http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsunam and this will tell you a little bit more about what goes on when these things happen to people and it is hard for them to go through this and so you should look at it

17 05 2011
Nate E

i read a story about this guy named Rick. he was in japan when it happened so he told his story. he said he felt the same way that Genia did and he lost his family. his family was on vacation. when he saw the water he went to the top of a tall building and waited for the water to hit and suck back in just like kino and the mayor they all went on something tall

17 05 2011
Nate E

he didnt say he felt like him you know what i mean

18 05 2011
Alexa A

Nate I found a story just like that. The one i found was about a guy named Richard who was i Japan when the tsunami hit and i think it said he lost his girlfriend. And i kept reading and he actually helped everyone clear roads and and break the debris into ruble to keep the roads clear. HE described his feeling like Kino And Jiya described theirs.

17 05 2011
Tyler James Gibson

some the people who survived the tsunami in Indonesia were devastated that another place had gotten hit by tsunami. in 2004 a tsunami hit Indonesia. it killed tons of people. a survivor named Maisara Mucharam had started crying when the tsunami hit japan. check it out at http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20110313/japan-indonesia-tsunami-recalled-110313/ the tsunami that happened then is kind of like the one in japan . the way Marisara described it she said that it was really big like the one that happened in Indonesia and that it wiped out everything. kind of how the tsunami in the big wave wiped out everything including people

17 05 2011
Tori H

That is a good way to explain it.

17 05 2011
D.J.C.

I compared the books tsunami to Japan’s tsunami that occurred in March 2010. In the book Kino’s village got hit by a powerful tsunami that cleared most of the village.In the article I read, a teenager and his mother were trapped in their home after the tsunami hit. They feed on leftover food for a week until Jin was finally able to get to his roof where he called for help. They were both hurt but it was nothing too serious. The two articles were similar but also different. Both times they lived. In the article I read they were hurt and trapped inside their house for a week. Kino and his family was in their hose for less. In the article, their house was destroyed. In the book the houses were destroyed also. In both of the articles it was a normal day. Once the Earthquake hit there was a rumble, then the houses were gone. After they hit it made many people sad. It was because of these natural disaster, that many people lost their loved ones. Those were days that those people will never forget.http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/20/japan-tsunami-survivors-found

17 05 2011
Tyler James Gibson

it happened in march 2011 not 2010

18 05 2011
D.J.C.

Recently I also learned a 60 year old man survived on a roof without food or water for two days. He lost his wife but was not in shock. He knows that he has to move. onhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/13/japan-tsunami-survivor-shinkawa-rescued-fukushima

17 05 2011
Collin V.

I compared and contrasted the tsunami in Japan to The Big Wave. There were a couple things alike and and different. One thing alike is that everyone was terrified. One thing that is different is that Kino’s family had food and was on a hill, in Japan, there weren’t very high hills nearby and they didn’t have much food.

18 05 2011
Lauren W.

Didn’t the tsunami hit more than one place in Japan? And if it did, wouldn’t there be a hill somewhere in Japan where the tsunami hit?

17 05 2011
Maisie M.

link- http://www2.gi.alaska.edu/ScienceForum/ASF19/1959.html

The article I read told the story of Jeanne Branch Johnston and the tsunami in Hawaii in 1946. She said that she was six at the time but remembers it vividly. The tsunami started as early as two a.m. And a 100 ft wave hit the Scotch Cape lighthouse killings the five men inside. Jeanne said that she remembers that the first sign of tsunami she saw was that she woke up one morning at her grandparent’s house (their house was close to the ocean) and she heard car horns blaring outside. She took her four year old brother by the hand and took him outside to go look. The first wave had struck Hilo, where she had lived. Jeanne said that it looked like a high tide that kept on rising. The wave washed out part of the main road.

“There were red ants biting at David’s feet,” said Johnston, now 69 and living in Kailua, Hawaii. “He started whining and carrying on. I was really interested in staying out there, but he said ‘Come on, let’s go inside.’ So I took him back inside the house, which saved our lives. He and I wouldn’t have been here today if it hadn’t have been for those red ants.”

This is one of Jeanne’s most important quotes of the article. After the got inside she said that the second tidal wave came through Hilo, this one being bigger than the first one that took out some of the main road. Jeanne also stated that she was on the second level of the house when she saw it, The water from the ocean had poured in. The water level reached the top of her grandmother’s clothes line. Jeanne quickly went to go tell her grandmother, but she said not to worry it could just be the high seas. But Jeanne knew that wasn’t it. She made her grandma look outside, she screamed and ran to go get her husband (jeanne’s grandfather). They had to get to higher ground so they left the house and kept running. They ran to the radio tower to keep the children safe. In the early 1990’s Jeanne was doing this interview in Alaska to tell the stories as one of the survivors that witnessed the whole thing.

This story reminds me of The Big Wave because of the reactions. Also that they ran to the radio tower. Just like how Kino, Jiya, Setsu, and Kino’s mom and dad were up on a huge hill trying to stay safe from the huge tsunami wave. The part where the first wave washed out some of the town’s main road reminded me of how the tsunami on the story had taken out all the fisherman’s homes and families down by the ocean. But the reactions really connected these two together. They both felt a great amount of fear and anxiety. And were hoping to survive the tsunami. To me these stories are very similar. They were also kids going through this tsunami. And like how Jiya was away from his family, so was Jeanne and her little brother David.

17 05 2011
Maisie M.

* after they got inside

17 05 2011
Collin V.

Wow, great explanation and long.

17 05 2011
Ricky M

yeah i think that was a good explanation also as Collin said very long.

18 05 2011
Julissa V

Nice jod very interesting and good explanation

18 05 2011
Julissa V

nice job not jod

18 05 2011
Brianna C.

That’s really interesting how the red ants is what kept them alive!!! 🙂

17 05 2011
Jade Rocks

The article I read was on the 2004 tsunami. They had many after shocks. They did not know about the aftershocks being ust as dangerus as the first one.One of the survivors said that the tsunami sunded like 10 frate trains or a jet airplane. I have never actually seen a tsunami, but I hear it’s hard tosurvive from one of them. When the water finally calmed down, there were many dead corpses. Some on trees some washedup on the shore. All of them were rotting because of the tropical air. Not many survived. One baby was found actually floating on a mattris and it survived the tsunami.Tsunamis are very dangerous to me.

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/12/1227_041226_tsunami_2.html

17 05 2011
Jose Alfonzo Joey Quiroz

in the interview i read the girl described how the tsunami sounded like trains coming

17 05 2011
Thaisha N

I agree that tsunamis’ are very dangerous. I still wonder how that baby still survived.

17 05 2011
Danielle D.

I bet everything was washed up. In the book it said it was as if the town never was there.

17 05 2011
Joseph A

I read an article about how some survivors felt during the 2011 Japan tsunami. It was similar to how the book explained it. The people were too shocked and devastated that they didn’t know what to do. They wanted to help more, but they were in too much shock. They sat on a pile of rubble and cried. Also, what the book didn’t mention was that there was horrible smells and sounds. Babies, young kids, and even some adults were crying and it was really loud. Then, after a few days, it started to smell horrible. The decaying plants, animals, food, and people smelled. It made them even sadder that they already were about all the people who died.

18 05 2011
Alejandro.S

Joseph, do you have any other stories related to the book.

18 05 2011
Joseph A

Alejandro, yes I found another story of a girl who was trapped in her house with her elderly parents. The house flooded but the girl made it out alive. Her parents did not.

18 05 2011
Antonio M

That is very sad. How were they able to survive?

18 05 2011
Joseph A

Antonio,they were trapped inside their house and they were eventually found. Someone heard them when they yelled.

17 05 2011
Adriana B

The people I found was a group of people Casey Sobolewski, and Julie Sobolewsk, and about 50 people they saved. They had breakfast at an island and they were planing on going swimming at an island about 1/2 a mile away until a big wave took it away. They stay calm and saw people would really needed help and started coming towards them, Casey and Julie help them onto the boat and headed towards more people in danger and got them onto the boat. As they were doing that they said they could hear children screaming and woman crying. They said the task was to get all the people they could onto the boat and they were ages 4-30. They said when they were done that they got to shore and tried to find people that could help them and they safety got home.

18 05 2011
Joseph A

That was amazing what they did to save those people. They put other peoples lives before theirs. That took a lot of courage

17 05 2011
christopher m.

National Geographic said that when they where in Indonesia they had felt the ground shaking violently. Followed by a series of killer waves. That had sped across the ocean like a jet engine. They said by the end of the day more than 150,000 people where killed by this incident. Almost close to a million people where homeless in 11 countries.

17 05 2011
bree s.

are those countries in Russia or around Russia? like the ring of fire/

18 05 2011
Carli C.

150,000? On one it had said over 230,000

18 05 2011
bree s.

which one? do you know it?

17 05 2011
Abbie B.

I read an article on how people right after a tsunami would feel. It explains how you would probably react if you survived a tsunami with everything washed away and all your family missing. http://phukettsunami.blogspot.com/
I found another good one though it is not exactly the best. The website tells you about how terrified and what it was like in Japan after the hurricane.
http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/witness-japan-tsunami-survivors-at-loss-to-restore-life/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12769741 This website shows what a tsunami looks like and is probably close to what kino and Jiya saw.

17 05 2011
Thaisha N

Wow! I might have to check those websites out because those articles sound very interesting.

17 05 2011
Danielle D.

Those articles sound very interesting as Thaisha said. The connection you made to the book was great. I bet everyone was terrified of being swept away.

17 05 2011
Bryce Connor Kurtzzzzzzz

Not only do they have to worry about others in their family, but about themselves and how they are going to survive.

18 05 2011
Nikolas S

Some tsunamis are a live or die situation.

17 05 2011
Julissa V

I found some stuff to compare and contrast not a lot. i n the big wave Kino , Jiya , and his farther witness and so did Richard everingham and his partner did .To be continue

18 05 2011
Julissa V

In the story kino and his family live there but Richard didn’t he was just traveling with his partner. They climb on roofs but in the big wave there was a castle instead. Many people died and many people were missing. richard didn’t loose anyone but jiya did loose his family. They both remain clam. http://www.polosbastards.com/artman/publish/article_25.shtml

17 05 2011
Jessica S.

I interviewed the Japan tsunami in 2011. There was two people who were about to go in there boat to go snorkeling but a huge tsunami just went by the island and hit a boat full of kids and adults. They said the kids were screaming and the moms were crying. That is when Casey Sobolewski and Julie Sobolewski drove there boat over there and put the kids on the boat then the parents. They had to move very fast because a second wave was coming so they grabbed as many people as they can. when they got back to shore they wanted to go home but they couldn’t because it was so dangerous. So they waited awhile and then went to the airport and went home. They can relate to the book because Jiya past out because what he saw. Julie and Casey saw what happened and freaked out but they still figured things out. if you would want to see the website go to http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,142963,00.html.

17 05 2011
Thaisha N

Oh my gosh! I read an interview about a man who survived the 2004 tsunami that hit Thailand and he said that it was bad but, it doesn’t sound as bad as that.

17 05 2011
PETE SCHAEFFER

They both demolished a town.Just like in the story when the houses where under water.It was just like that in Japan.Unless it was on high ground or a tall building.

17 05 2011
Bryce Connor Kurtzzzzzzz

Not all houses were swept away by water. Some were far away enough from the coast to not have been to badly hit.

17 05 2011
Bryce Connor Kurtzzzzzzz

btw, what article did you read?

18 05 2011
Alejandro.S

Did you read any article at all peter?

17 05 2011
Thaisha N

http://www.polosbastards.com/artman/publish/article_25

I read an article about a man named Richard Everingham who survived the Tsunami that hit Sumatra, Thailand on December 26th, 2004. This man said that he feared that he wouldn’t make it to higher ground. He said while the storm was happening, he heard alot of screaming and shouting. He was afraid that when the storm was over, he would find many people dead, or even his friends and family. It turned out to be a horrible day for him.

17 05 2011
Danielle D.

Cool! That’s kinda like how the people in the book got to higher ground with the leader when he rung the bells.

17 05 2011
PETE SCHAEFFER

I dont think that anyone had a good day then.Every body would either be dead or gone forever

17 05 2011
bwhitt13

Wow! That’s sort of like the Big Wave because people were trying to make it to the castle but a lot of people didn’t make it in time and they got washed away by the wave. Also The man is sort of like Jiya because that day was horrible for him since he lost his dad.

17 05 2011
Danielle D.

Website: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/13/japan-tsunami-survivor-shinkawa-rescued-fukushima

Answer :: Two days after the tsunami, they found a 60 year old man floating on the roof of his broken house in sea. But his wife was missing, so he was scared. That’s like the people in the book who were swept away as their families watched. But some didn’t know who was where and that would be scary. The day the man was found, he thought he would die. He was lucky to have floated on calm water. In the book, Jiya was lucky to make it to Kino’s house. But the man was scared he’d die. “The way of the good Japanese” says you can’t be afraid of death. But he was anyway. Kino probably was too.

18 05 2011
Ariana.M

Thats sad i could see a lot of people being sad or scared in a situation like that. If that really is the way of a good japanese it seams kind of weaird.

17 05 2011
Jaret M

a 3 year old boy found out with no parents just found on a piee of wood but the person who found the baby also saw the tsanumi hit and said that it was just huge when it hit and he said he was very scared for his life and his familys life because they werent with him at the time it hit japan

17 05 2011
bree s.

not trying to be mean but what is piee????????????

18 05 2011
Nikolas S

piee=piece

18 05 2011
Carli C.

i think “piece”

18 05 2011
JaReT mCgEE

I MEANT TO SAY PIECEB

18 05 2011
Danielle D.

Piece. A lot of people forget the ‘c’. But that was true what he said. Even though it was misspelled.

17 05 2011
Danielle D.

He was terrified like Jiya from the tsunami. A lot of kids were left orphans.

17 05 2011
Thaisha N

Awwww! The poor baby. I need to find that website so that I can check it out and read the article. Maybe even find another article about the same tsunami.

18 05 2011
Carli C.

that’s a long run on sentence. but anyway, that’s so nice!! at least he was okay.

17 05 2011
Amani M

I watched a video of a interview with a lady that saw her daughter get swept away in the Japan Tsunami and also a video of the tsunami hitting and washing things away. I tried to imagine what the tsunami in the Big Wave was like and after watching the videos i got the perfect idea but the Japan one looked WAY WAY worse than the one in the book could have been.

17 05 2011
Thaisha N

Wow! That sounds like a great interview. I read one about a man who was afraid that he wouldn’t make it to higher ground in time but, he eventually did make it to high ground and watched the 2004 tsunami that hit Thailand all go down.

17 05 2011
bree s.

some of the things that went on with what i read was there was a lady who had a couple of kids and a husband. one day this lady was on a trip because her mother was sick so she went to make sure she was okay and when she got there she heard that there was a tsunami were her house is and she was scared because her house was on the beach and she went straight back home and her house was gone. and i really get do get it because things like that really happen and i feel bad for all those people who have seen that in there lives and witnessed that because that is most likely the worst thing that can happen to your family. so bad things that happened in the story do happen and they don’t only happen to the people in those areas in japan that always get those earthquakes and tsunamis

17 05 2011
Lindsay Freeze

I watch a video of a survivor from the japan tsunami and it was pretty similar to what we just read because it was a mom who’s son was in there house and was washed away by the tsunami but the mom was on a hill near by and saw the whole thing happen she said that she was terrified for she knew her son was trapped in the house and she would be unable to get him. she also said that she saw as the huge wave approached and destroyed everything in it’s path.

17 05 2011
someone named trevor

I read about a supermodel that got stuck in the 2004 tsunami. Its like in the book
because in the book the tsunami comes quick just like in the interview she told that she had to hold onto a tree when it came and also that her boyfriend was sucked in when the
water went back.

18 05 2011
Carli C.

you would put something about a supermodel. so she’s okay, but her boyfriend got sucked into the water, never to be seen again? nice story. 🙂

17 05 2011
bwhitt13

I think that the tsunami in Japan was horrible because many people were left without food nor water and many family’s lost love ones. For example, this lady was left all alone and she was left savaging for anything sh could find next to a broken down building. In The Big Wave they had food and water and even though it may not be enough they still had something. Also the people in the village had a warning by the man in the castle, but the people in Japan had no warning at ALL. See how scary tsunamis can be?

17 05 2011
Alexa A

Well i read an interview with a guy named Richard and he was taking a vacation to Japan when the tsunami hit. He and his girlfriend were in a hotel and when the earthquake hit he said that he didn’t know were to go. When he he and his girlfriend got outside the buildings started to crumble and the way he described it was that. ” We ran for cover under dirt and rubble as dust flew from under buildings we ducked. That wasn’t the worst of it though when the tsunami hit. WE ran to hopefully the highest place we could find. We held on for dear life in hope to survive. And after it was over i just fell i sorrow. The town i stayed in was rubble and dust with nothing left but debris.”
In the book it’s described as a wall of green water rising up to the clouds, sucking up all the land and village. and sucking it back into the ocean. then after it was like nothing had been there. Every boat every house was gone into the ocean. Until nothing was left.
I leaned though that tsunamis can ruin lives everywhere . And no matter where your at something could happen.

17 05 2011
Ricky M

I compared it to the Indonesia tsunami. it pretty much said about the same thing to what happened in the big wave. they went to go try to get at high places not low. they also said they were very terrified cause they might of not of made it through the tsunami. Also when they were going for high ground some of them did not make it cause tsunami was bigger as it came so it got higher so they had like no chance to run up to high ground.they also did not say what they smelled cause that would of just been weird. so anyway i guessed they smelled what they usually smelled on a normal day in japan.Also it did not say anything on what they felt. so i guess they felt like the water or maybe they felt the ground when they were climbing.

17 05 2011
Maegan G.

The two tsunamis’ were very similar to each other. The 2O11 tsunami in my opinion was way worse. Although, The Big Wave is just some book , it does seem as if it was just any other tsunami. (just not as bad) The Japan was killed so many people. The people who survived that horrific occasion was very lucky. But, too see all those people struggling and everyone dying and getting pulled in the water is just terrifying to me! I think it would be horrible to watch people struggle and die. I’m sure the survivors were very upset but tried not to let it get too them too much.

17 05 2011
Ariana.M

website=http://articles.cnn.com/2004-12-26/world/tsunami.survivor_1_tsunami-utter-devastation?_s=PM:WORLD

A=Comparing what i have read in the artical to what we have read in class together makes a lot of damage. the thing that i worrie about the most is how all of these people are used to living like this. they sooner or latter i think will began to wonder why bad things only happen to them. THE DAMMAGE IN BOTH STORYS LOOKS THE SAME AND PEOPLE WERE BOTH DEVESTATED IN THE SAME WAY….

17 05 2011
Nicole k

i watched a video about a woman that saw her own daughter get swept away into the ocean in the Japan tsunami hitting things .i wondered what it was like to be by the tsunami . But , i really wonder what the big wave was like . But the one i watched looked and sounded way worse than the big wave.

18 05 2011
Claire

i wonder what is was like to watch your own daughter get swept by a tsunami

23 05 2011
Nicole k

that’s exactly what I was wondering .

17 05 2011
GabbyL

I think my interview didn’t give a description about the tsunami that happened in 2004.The big wave gave a whole lot better information of what happened. What he did tell me is that he was visiting in India and it just started coming.After that water flow on the ground and there were injuries, death ,and trapped people.Him and other people went to higher part of the hotel.They both tell how the tsunamis happened.

18 05 2011
bree s.

was this a story or an interview????

17 05 2011
Tori H

I watched a video and read an article about a male who was found, standing on a shred up roof, in Japan. He was crying when the rescuers found him and was explaining to them that he saw his wife dissapear into the storm. It relates to The Big Wave because Jiya watched his own parents dissapear into the giant hands of the wave. After he started to sob just like the man that saw his own wife dissapear.

18 05 2011
Claire

good comparison

18 05 2011
GabbyL

That is a good compare.It is sad how they both see their own favorite thing that means a lot.how they both see them disappears right their hurts a lot.

17 05 2011
Hailey A.

October 29, 2010….. This is when Indonesia got hit by a tsunami. Not just a tsunami though, there was also an volcanic eruption and a earthquake. In both Indonesia’s tsunami and the Japan one in the book many kids died. They said out of the total 100 kids that 30 of them died. It might not seem like a lot, but considering that out of they 400 who died to have that many be kids it is a lot.
Many houses where damaged in both Japan and Indonesia. In Indonesia 13,000 people lived in make shift camps because either the tsunami, volcano, or earthquake destroyed their homes. In the book all homes were wiped out similar to what happen in Indonesia. These people didn’t have shelter for a long time.
The only different thing is that Indonesia’s alert system to warn them about the tsunami, earthquake, and volcano failed. that is why they were unprepared. One thing I find weird is that the people in the book knew it was coming yet all of them died, but in Indonesia most people still are here and did not know what was coming?
One survivor named Theopilus was interviewed. She said that after and before the disaster she was scared. She knew that now that it was over she had to keep herself alive. She managed to find food and shelter until the government could help. It always rained there which didn’t help much because she was freezing. She had nothing to keep her warm. When she was finally rescued she said she was ecstatic and would be praying for those who had lost their loved ones. When she was asked to describe what the wave was like she figured that it was 3 meters tall and probably taller. She then said she didn’t care how big the wave was she was just glad she survived.
After it was all over, Australia loaned then $1 million and the European Commission loaned 1.5 euros which is $2 million. They sent this money saying that Indonesia needed the money to rebuild itself. Especially because it had 13,000 people living in make shift homes.
I hope Indonesia will recover from that terrible disaster. My best wishes to them.

18 05 2011
Ricky M

Very great explanation also i think that was a very long one too.

17 05 2011
Bryce Connor Kurtzzzzzzz

Link- http://phukettsunami.blogspot.com/

I was able to find three reasons about comparing the tsunami in the article I read to the one in The Big Wave. The article I read was about the recent tsunami in Japan of the year 2011.
In both stories, homes of Japanese citizens were destroyed. Jiya’s home was destroyed while thousands of homes in modern Japan were demolished, including the loss of loves ones.
Another reason they are similar is because shelter was given to the people of both stories. In The Big Wave, people were led to a castle that kept them safe. In 2011, hundreds of thousands of people were crowded into public buildings, anything that wasn’t destroyed and could keep people safe.
A third reason they are similar is because after the tsunami hit, Almost everyone had to be given food because it had been taken away by the ocean. Kino’s family was able to feed the rest of his family. But Japan in 2011 has to give 30,000 meals A DAY because so many people were involved in the disaster.

18 05 2011
Ammar I.

What is your video URL? I see you in class that you watch that video.

17 05 2011
Eva R.

On March 11, 2011 three things happened in the country of Japan. An earthquake that was 8.8, a massive tsunami, and radiation realeased from a local nuclear plant when the earthquake and tsunami happened. But what I am looking at is the massive tsunami that happened. There were survivors in this situation but for all the others that didn’t survive they will be remembered. Anyway, the survivors from the tsunami described this as scary.A survivor was a 40 year-old woman named Suzuki. She tells all of her experiences on this website.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/03/us-japan-survivors-
In the novel, The Big Wave, the survivors of a massive tsunami was Setsu, Jiya, and Kino. Jiya watched the whole village be eaten by the tsunami. Jiya was very afraid of the tsunami.

18 05 2011
Eva R.

Actually, the link for this interview about Suzuki surviving the 2011 Tsunami in Japan is

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/03/us-japan-survivors-idUSTRE7320BZ20110403b

17 05 2011
Monica G.

I read a interview of a man who survived the 2004 tsunami in Indonesia. This man was with his wife on a trip when this tsunami hit. I was just like the book they watched it hit and they watched hit too. The interview showed all the damage that it caused. In the book the were all shocked and they both didn’t even have time to react. They both saw people being swept away in the ocean and never be seen again. Both had felt the pain that day

18 05 2011
Autumn E.

That’s a very good comparison! Both people had to watch their loved ones be swept away by the anger wave.

18 05 2011
Nikolas S

I found a few thing to compare.
It said that in the story, the entire town was swept away with the wave. The tsunami in 2004 destroyed everything but left rubble behind. Also, in the story it seemed that the tsunami only took out that part of Japan, the 2004 tsunami left millions of people homeless in 11 countries! In the story there is one large wave, the 2004 tsunami unleashing a series of killer waves.

18 05 2011
18 05 2011
Claire

I got my info from:
http://www.infoplease.com/science/weather/japan-tsunami-2011.html

The Japan tsunami is like the tsunami in the big wave because many people
watched it hit. For example Kino watched the wave come in and destroy their town
Also in both tsunamis many people died. Although, in the book there has been no
radiation yet. Though in Japan, there was tons of radiation. Also in the book there is
no aftershocks or earthquakes.

18 05 2011
Claire

also they both watched loved ones be swept away.

18 05 2011
Martina K..

I did find one website that was somewhat similar to what happen Jiya.
http://www.thewesterlysun.com/news/article_9c77eef0-52aa-11e0-980b-001cc4c03286.html
In this article the Alden Family witness a tsunami right before their eyes. Just like Jiya did. It began slowly though, the road was heaving, the poles were swaying, and Joe car was rocking. John quickly picked up his daughters from school and rushed home under the kitchen table to be safe. They knew they were in an earthquake, and they would soon find out that it was a tsunami. It was the most scared they have been in years. Unlike Jiya, Joe’s family made it through the tsunami. The other difference was that Joe sang through the earthquake and tsunami. Joe says during stressful times, even as a child, he would sing to get through the situation. That’s exactly what he did during this situation.
The two articles are kind of similar and little similar to each other. 🙂

18 05 2011
Isabel T.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/04/02/ap/asia/main20050024.shtml

This story goes well with Jiya’s story. He lost his brother and father and mother and the mayor, Jin Sato can relate because he too lost someone that he loved dearly.

18 05 2011
Matt

“I feel the wind in my hair only to see the monster wave rushing through my town. Days later I find myself alone, alone with nothing. Bodies missing, lost boys, everything gone. Death is near and my family and I are forever forgotten.”
Think about if you lost everything you ever loved and had to move on or die. That’s what Jiya went through when he watched his family being washed away. It’s a bad feeling but you hav to move on to be a good Japanese.

http://news.discovery.com/earth/indonesia-tsunami-death-toll-aid.html

18 05 2011
Ricky M

that’s a very sad quote Matt also a very good explaining quote.

18 05 2011
Sam I

I found out some more about the 2004 Indonesia tsunami that i can compare and contrast with The Big Wave. Richard Everingham was a survivor in the 2004 Indonesia tsunami.

18 05 2011
christopher m.

I watched a video about how a girl had lost her husband in the 2011 japan earthquake & tsunami. She said that it was hard losing her husband in that accident. When i watched it i saw a video earlier that showed her in shock!!!!! When she was in shock after she woke up she was very sad that she lost her husband and that she wanted to go back asleep because, when she was asleep she couldn’t feel the pain or think about what just happened. She said she loved him lots and that if he didn’t die he could of had his 54th birthday. She also said that she couldn’t always think about her husbands death. She said that she wanted, she needed to move on but not forget about his death. But not to think about how she had lost her husband, and also that she needs to help other people get through what she went through an dhow to over come it.

18 05 2011
Caitlyn M

The Article I read was about the fears and feelings of most of the survivors in the 2011 Japan Earthquake/Tsunami. Some survivors said that they were scared that might be an other earthquake. Also in the Article it said that it was hard to see all of their town and love ones all gone or missing. In The book they all pretty much felt that way. Because of how they were traveling up that hill to the mans tower to be safe, but died on the way up. In the article all the people that were interviewed all said the something the fear of all electrical wires and nuclear power plants that damaged and spilling out all nuclear wastes into the air and hurting a lot more of people. In the book they did not have to deal with it because it was not as bad as this tsunami. The sounds that the survives heard were scary. Screaming yelling horrific terror. In the book the sounds they heard were the same. So if you want to read more about these survivors checkout this website at http://www.phukettsunami.blogspot.com/

18 05 2011
Dr. Jones

I found this one survior that survierd the Japanese and Idonesia tsunami. His name was Rhaul Fudai. He at first moved to a city in Indonesia that was relativly close to the tsunami. He was on a building that was actually had a strong foundation. That is the part of the that helps keep the building steady. He didn’t get hit by the tsunami, but almost got sucked in when the tsunami was being sucked back into the ocean. Then he moved to Japan hoping the same thing would not happen. Then the most recent tsunami hit Japan along with other parts of Japan like Oshaka, just not as hard as the other city in Japan. The point is that they both were the same in desrtuction, not looks though. He said it was like a giant eraser. It wiped out what was there.

18 05 2011
luesz

I think it was brave of them because they lose so many people in the tsunami , they do have to be stronge and the families may lose their families many of the childern are orfins because the families are sweep away.

18 05 2011
emz

there was an interview with a teacher from a school in japan. the teacher saved many kids in his attempt. it was a regular day at school when all of a sudden there was an earth quake. the school wasn’t built for safety but there gym just across the side walk. he ran his class and four others out. by the time they got outside the tsunami was 3 blocks away. in terror the teacher dashed all the children into the gym. but before they could close the door the wave came and crashed the gym. the teacher grabbed three children and held on as they flouted to the top of the gym. “three of the four children let go the teacher and were lost.” the teacher told us. ” the last one sliped but grabbed onto my shoe. in urgency i grabbed a pole of the railings on the top of the Belkiny.

19 05 2011
andreaT

http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/tsunami-profile/

this is about a tsunami and what it is .once it goes to the land the water goes back to the sea and sucks all the houses and objects back with it . including people . its about how the aftermath is bad and you need to relive the land on how it was. yes its hard to pick up the pieces that was left. it might take more than a year depending on the damage that was done.

23 05 2011
SarahL

The article I read was about how Harumi Watanable just close shop when she saw the tsunami and went to her parent’s house to get her parents.But her parents couldn’t get to the car so they stay but Watanable parents was took away with the tsunami. But she was holding to the furniture when the wave hit the house.And that is like how Jiya lost his parents and sister from the wave.

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