When Serina Tsubakihara dropped her camera into the sea, she thought she’d lost it forever. But two years later, it would be found – some 250 kilometres away in Taiwan. According to Tsubikahara, student Serina Tsubakihara was scuba diving a couple of years ago in Ishikagi, Japan. She left her camera to help a friend who was in need of oxygen. She assumed it was gone for good. However, the camera went on a trip of its own.
The camera travelled all the way to the shores of Taiwan, where a group of schoolchildren were having a beach cleanup, and then one of the kids found the device covered in barnacles.
When the children and their teacher got back to school, they pondered on what to do with their ‘buried treasure’. They tried to switch on the camera to look on the pictures. After that they they quickly realized that the camera belonged to someone in Japan. As we all know there is a power in the Internet. So they put up Facebook posts in Japanese and Chinese to track down the owner. Unbelievable, but only about 30 hours later they found the owner of camera - Tsubikahara.
“I am so lucky and happy to have this miracle opportunity to feel kindness of people in my life,” she said. “Those pictures remind me of old memories and brought me back to those.” Now, she is planing to visit Taiwan in June to meet up with the teacher and her students to thank them for finding her camera.