The Ikkatsu Project
“Ikkatsu.” A Japanese word that means “together as one.” As in, “we’re all in this together.”
The 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Sendai, Japan, is already having an effect here, on the other side of the world. It’s a big planet, but not as big as we might think.
The Ikkatsu Project is three kayakers traveling the roadless coast of the Olympic Peninsula, documenting the debris from the tsunami as it washes ashore on remote Northwest beaches. Working in cooperation with several different scientific organizations, including NOAA and the University of Washington, it is our hope that information gleaned from this adventure will add to our understanding of ocean currents, water-borne pollution and the often mysterious ways that nature and civilization interact.
It also promises to be a hell of an adventure.