Most of the refugees streamed in from Fukushima prefecture, and many were trying to get away from a radiation threat.
A survivalist mood deepened in Miyagi prefecture, and spread in nearby Yamagata prefecture.
Relief workers in Iwate prefecture, near the quake's ground zero, say they have just 10 percent of the supplies they need.
The story was originally to revolve around Jikisai Minami, a well-respected Zen Buddhist priest in Aomori prefecture.
His children, however, ran about merrily, making new friends and helping themselves to food provided by the prefecture.
On the whole, it was much better, she felt, that others should have anticipated her at the prefecture.
He himself was a councillor at the prefecture; then he added a few apologies.
The prefecture knew less about the matter than did the hackney-coachman.
The intimation he received from the prefecture was startling enough.
But was truth also as well satisfied with it as the prefecture, the philosophers, and the faculty?