Love after death is not a myth, sometimes life events are tough and we lose the ones we love, but the feelings can remain intact through the years. This japanese man Yasuo Takamatsu lost the love of his life in a tsunami in 2011 in Japan.
His wife was dragged into the ocean by the gigantic wave along with another 15,800 people. She was at the balcony of the bank she worked at when the tsunami hit Japan coast leaving no trace of her behind. After a few years with no answers from the rescue team Takamatsu couldn´t bear the thought of not retrieving his wife´s corpse. He realized that if he wanted to find it, he had to search the ocean by himself.
In 2013 he started to attend scuba dive classes with one purpose, to find his wife.
As a 56 years old bus driver with no prior experience he wasn´t a good candidate to perform this activity . His physical condition wasn´t the best either and he confessed that at the beginning he was afraid he was not going to make it. However, his unconditional love gave him the strength he needed to develop the ability to be a good scuba diver and was finally able to start searching. Amazingly, 4 years later, twice a month he is still looking.
He said in an interview that he thinks he is obligated to keep searching the sea for his wife, as the very last thing she said to him in a phone call was “I want to go home”. Takamatsu feels the need to find her wife´s body and take her home, just like she wanted.
“Scuba diving makes me feel closer to her and I´ll keep holding onto the slightest glimmer of hope for her”