Minami Sanriku public housing was one of the few remaining buildings abandoned after the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami in Rikuzentakata city of Iwate Prefecture. With a recorded tsunami height of 49-70ft, most of the buildings higher than three stories height were flooded by the tsunami.

On that tragic day, Rikuzentakata city lost nearly 2000 people.
Many more are still missing to this day.