After the earthquake and tsunami, the women of the area organized themelves into a group they call the “Funakoshi Ladies”. These women carefully clean and dry rooftiles of houses that were washed away, rooftiles that use the area’s “Ogatsu stone”. They designed a pendant using this material. They produce it and they sell it.
Each day, the Funakoshi Ladies leave their temporary shelters and get together between 8:00 in the morning and 3:00 in the afternoon at the junior high school, which narrowly remained standing. In this way, the Funakoshi Ladies continue each day this fine handiwork with their nimble fingers.