Kamaishi (Japan), September 12th 2018. Maintenance work in the brand new rugby stadium in Kamaishi, the Recovery Memorial Stadium.
Kamaishi was heavily damaged by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, which killed 1,250 city residents. The stadium was built to host the upcoming 2019 Rugby World Cup. Both the local authorities and central government supported this infrastructure, and pushed to host the Rugby World Cup as a sign of the rebirth of Tohoku.