Cutting the air: sword children
"It was great fun for me to play with a wooden sword."
Itsuki, 7, Koriyama, Fukushima
Itsuki has drawn his friend playing at sword fighting with him during a summer camp designed to give children respite from high radiation areas
The levels of radiation in Koriyama are so high that most parents and schools are not allowing children to play outside at all, even though soil has been removed from many school grounds. They wear long sleeves and face masks when outside, and avoid the rain. They try to be careful about food and water. Koriyama is a city of 340,000 people 60km west of Fukushima Daiichi.