NHK World covers the heartwarming return of two kasagi washed away by the 2011 tsunami in Japan.
In 2013, two nearly identical pieces of torii gates - known as kasagi - landed on the Oregon shore. Researchers from the Portland Japanese Garden determined these had been washed away by the 2011 Great Northeastern Earthquake & Tsunami of Japan. and began a search for the origin of these sacred artifacts. In October 2015, the two kasagi were finally returned to their home in Hachinohe, Japan much to the joy of the town from where they came.
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