Those horrible events in Japan make quite an impression. Even though this is exceptionally violent I hope that the Japanese’s experience with earthquakes and tsunamis helps them overcome the situation. After all they did invent the term “tsunami” and one of the most famous images from Japan is Hokusai’s Great Wave from the 1830s. A sublime print that captures the strength and horror of such a wave. However not very close to the reality of the dark debris filled maelstrom that rampaged the shores on Friday. None of the beauty, just destruction and the resulting sorrow. My thoughts go to all the afflicted.