It has been ten years since the disasterous Japanese tsunami of 2011.
Many have moved on after having lost everything in the disaster, but for one man, the search for his missing wife continues.
Yasuo Takamatsu, 64, lost his wife when the tsunami hit Onagawa Miyagi, 10 years ago.
Onagawa was one of the areas hardest hit by the tsunami
Since then, he has learned how to scuba dive so he can comb the freezing water of the Pacific Ocean for his beloved wife.
After he got his diving license, he embarked on a mission to look for her remains – he has made 470 dives over the last seven years and is determined to continue.
“I dive as if I’m going to meet her someplace,” he says. “I’m always thinking that she may be somewhere nearby.”
Besides his solo dives, once a month he also joins local authorities as they conduct underwater searches for some 2500 people whose remains are still unaccounted for across the region.
So far, he has found albums, clothes and other artefacts, but nothing that belonged to his wife.
He said he will keep diving, keep searching for his wife, “as long as my body moves.”
“In the last text message that she sent me, she said, ‘Are you OK? I want to go home,'” he said. “I’m sure she still wants to come home.”