Message from Mr. Nobu: Learning from his memoirs, The Great Kanto Earthquake (read by/navigator: Juri Ueno)
The Great Kanto Earthquake is considered the worst natural disaster in Japan’s history.
On that day, September 1, 1923, what did Nobu see and how did he act? The decision of Mr. Nobu to evacuate hides hints that are still relevant today on how to act to protect lives in the event of a sudden catastrophe.
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In this video, we will learn the importance of disaster prevention and mutual aid by reading and understanding Mr. Nobu’s memoirs and reliving the Great Kanto Earthquake through the recitation and animated video.
Date of opening: June 19, 2023 (Monday) – March 31, 2028 (Friday)
Read by: Juri Ueno, Navigator
Animation: Masahiko Adachi
Supervision: Masayuki Takemura, Professor, Disaster Mitigation Research Center, Nagoya University
Masayuki Takemura, Specially Appointed Professor
Cooperation: Disaster Prevention Department, Tokyo Fire Department
Sumida Film Commission
Tokyo Memorial Association
Sumida Museum of Local Culture
Moromunezan Kaikyoin Temple
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