• Pico Masaki

2,525 people are still missing…2525人がまだ行方不明。。。

Updated: Mar 17

Took over 15,900 lives, 2,525 people are still missing…日本語で読むにはこちらをクリック


March 11, 2021, marked the 10th anniversary of the Tohoku (North-Eastern regions of Japan) earthquake and tsunami. The magnitude 9.0 quake, the most powerful ever recorded in Japan, hit off the Pacific coast of Japan’s Tohoku region at 14:46 JST, which triggered a tsunami that washed away entire communities and took over 15,900 lives, 2,525 people are still missing.

I was in Tokyo back then, far from Tohoku area but the house shook severely so that we could hardly stand on our feet.

After that we evacuated to a park, and then to a higher area in case of tsunami as we lived in the lower area close to a river.

My deepest sympathy for people who lost their precious life and also for those who lost their loved ones...

At one of my Facebook LIVE concerts, I mentioned that I had my first turning point when I was 15 years old. (When I was taken to the hospital because of a massive bleeding.)

There are several turning points in my life, but definitely this earthquake has become one of them, which made me think of a possibility of moving and living overseas.

I loved Tokyo very much…for me it is still one of the most exciting cities in the world.

I just had a dream to explore the world and discover different cultures since I was a child.

It takes a lot of energy to make dreams come true, so I almost forgot the dream or was pretending that the dream was not there. As you get older, you learn how to give up your dreams.

But the earthquake in 2011 had a great impact on my mind so that I felt the need to change my life and at least to “try” what I could do for my dreams and goals.

Now I’m so glad that I made up my mind back then.

I admire those who stay at one place, which cultivates other qualities inside you.

I took a path travelling the world…that was my journey and I’m very happy with it.

I really hope that I can travel to many places in the world and play live music for all of you when the situation improves.

That would be my biggest dream!!

Until then, it is my pleasure to keep playing music for you at Facebook live concerts (which is the ONLY place where I can play live music at the moment).

(To those who are connected via email address, be sure to add my address to your contacts/ safe-senders list and keep an eye out for your inbox, I'll send you another gift later💖)

The next FACEBOOK LIVE will be;

Event page➡︎ https://fb.me/e/17j7IAAUB ⬅︎ THANK YOU so much for clicking "GOING" or "INTERESTED"

LIVE HERE https://www.facebook.com/picozenmusic


The converted time displayed above can be incorrect. 

Simply enter your city below and it will show YOUR TIME.



Vancouver, Canada, PDT(UTC -7)Sat, Mar27 4:00pm

Mexico City, Mexico, CST(UTC -6)Sat, Mar 27, 5:00 pm

Montréal, Canada EDT(UTC -4)Sat, Mar 27, 7:00 pm

London, United Kingdom GMT (UTC +0)Sat, Mar 27, 11:00 pm

Tokyo, Japan JST(UTC +9) Sun, Mar 28, 8:00 am

Sydney, Australia AEDT(UTC +11) Sun, Mar 28, 10:00 am

Thank you so much for reading.

Have a great day!


  (Japanese below)




私は当時 東京に住んでいましたが、立っているのがやっとなくらいの強い揺れを感じました。長く続く揺れに誰もが不安を感じました。









でもこの2011年の地震は衝撃的で、私の心に変化をもたらしました。夢や目標に向かって 改めてトライしてみよう、叶うかどうかはわからないけれど挑戦してみようと決心しました。






それまで、現状では フェイスブックライブコンサートのみが皆さんに生の演奏を披露できる場所となっています。

次は日本時間の3月28日(日)朝 10時からです。

イベントページ➡︎ https://fb.me/e/17j7IAAUB よろしければ「参加する」か「興味あり」を クリックしていただけると






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