After the Fire: Ikkyu Strong

Because they were insured, the Kojimas have been able to rebuild their lives. The exterior of Ikkyu Japanese Restaurant.


After fleeing for their lives in Camp Fire, couple reopens restaurant 60 miles away in Red Bluff.

By JUNKO YOSHIDA RAFU STAFF WRITER

“It was like an ENDLESS TUNNEL. I felt like I was dropped into deep darkness. But looking back, it can’t be helped. I can start over again as long as I am alive.”

Tomoyo and Shigeo Ko