Mitazono Wakaba Kindergarten
Tohoku Earthquake Tsunami Rebuilding
Mitazono Wakaba Kindergarten has been providing high-quality early-childhood education to families in the town of Natori, Japan for more than 60 years.
Fortunately, most students and staff had left the school before the building was swept away by the tsunami. Sadly, four students and one teacher were lost to the quake in their own homes.
As part of the MakiBiz RFP program, we provided the kindergarten with construction funding and architectural and business advice to build back better. Opening its doors in April 2014 to a fresh group of students, this new building provides the kindergarten with a fun space for playing and learning.