“Let’s all prevent landslides” June is landslide prevention month!We are accepting submissions of drawings and essays on landslide prevention and will be holding an exhibition of these works.


The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and prefectures have designated June of each year as Landslide Prevention Month to deepen public interest and understanding in preventing landslides and mitigating damage from them.
The Noto Peninsula earthquake in January 2024, which recorded a maximum seismic intensity of 7 in Ishikawa Prefecture, caused a large number of landslides and extensive damage due to numerous river channel blockages and landslides.
As part of its outreach activities to coincide with this month, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government is calling for paintings and essays on landslide prevention from elementary and junior high school students, the leaders of tomorrow, as detailed below.
In addition, a Landslide Prevention Month artwork exhibition will be held at two locations in Tokyo.

1 Call for Paintings and Essays on Landslide Prevention

2 Landslide Disaster Prevention Month Art Exhibition


Elementary and junior high school students living and studying in Tokyo

(2)Application period

From Saturday, June 1, 2024 to Sunday, September 15, 2024 (postmark valid)

(3)Topic and Application Method

Subject: anything related to landslides and prevention measures
(For details on how to apply, please see the attached table (PDF: 562KB)


The best works will be selected from the submitted works for the painting and essay categories according to the number of submissions, and the Construction Bureau Director’s Award and River Bureau Director’s Award will be presented with a certificate and a commemorative gift. The results will be announced through the schools around the end of October.

(5)Handling of personal information, etc.

Applicants’ personal information will not be used for any purpose other than to confirm the judging of the submitted work, to notify the judging results, and to announce the results. However, when the work is exhibited or published, the work, name, school name, and grade will be listed.


  • The winning works of the Director-General of the Construction Bureau Award will be recommended for a central review conducted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
  • As a general rule, submitted works will not be returned.
  • The use and copyright of the works belong to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

(7)Where to apply

2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-8001
To: Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Construction River Department Guidance and Coordination Division “Drawings and Essays on Landslide Prevention”

(1)Miyake Village Venue

Date and Time

Monday, June 3, 2024 – Friday, June 14, 2024
Weekdays: 8:30am – 5:15pm
Saturdays and Sundays: Closed


Village Office Temporary Building, 1st floor lobby

(2)Okutama Town Venue

Date and Time

Sunday, June 16, 2024 – Sunday, June 30, 2024
Weekdays: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 9:00am – 5:00pm *No closing days during the event


Okutama Cultural Center 1st floor lobby

Contact information
Construction Bureau River Department Guidance and Coordination Division
Tel: 03-5320-5406
Email: S0000673(at)section.metro.tokyo.jp
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Please replace (at) with @ when using the email address.


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