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2014

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン金賞

Award-winning item
Disaster volunteering [Memory Salvage]
Business Owner
Memory Salvage
Category
Activities/solutions for public, social contribution activities
Company
Memory Salvage (Japan)
Award Number
14G141169
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2014

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Outline

Memory Salvage is a project in Yamamoto Town, Miyagi to return pictures of unknown origin, found after being washed away by the tsunami caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake, to their rightful owners using information technology. About 750,000 pictures were collected by the Self-Defense Forces, etc. and all the pictures were cleaned and digitized by cameramen in cooperation with civil volunteers. A way to find lost pictures has been devised by using technology such as facial recognition and compiling a database. A permanent site where we return photos has been established, and returning sessions have also been held in temporary dwellings. Clues about the original owners are collected mainly from the elderly and are fed back to the database. A new community for the future will be developed by sharing the memories in those pictures among the town residents.

Producer

Yuji Mizoguchi, Kuniomi Shibata, Kazuto Hoshi

Director

Mitsuteru Tashiro, Yuichi Shindo

Designer

Yuji Mizoguchi, Munemasa Takahashi, Tomoka Kuboyama, Hideyuki Tokikawa, Yuichi Shindo

More information

http://omoide-salvage.jp

活動開始
2011/4
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