23 Feb '18, 10am

Art Column - Keeping the Memory of 3.11 from fading away, Being Prepared for Disasters The 7th anniversary of...

Art Column - Keeping the Memory of 3.11 from fading away, Being Prepared for Disasters The 7th anniversary of...

In Japan, earthquakes can occur at any time. Visitors to Fire Museum can not only learn the history of fire fighting since Edo period (1603-1868) but also confirm their own readiness for disasters. The mini-theater is playing a disaster prevention film explaining the importance of self-help and mutual assistance in the case of a quake directly hitting Tokyo. Next the quake itself, the most fearful thing is fire. The basic rules come to mind—“Don’t forget to turn off the electricity breakers.” “Extinguishing the fire at an early stage is important.” The Fire Museum’s 10th floor has an exhibit showing the proper response to an earthquake when in a high-rise condominium. Similarly, its basement floor, where fire trucks from different eras are displayed, posts instructions for responding to a quake, heavy rain, or fire when in an underground space. The “Learning from Earthquak...

Full article: http://www.gotokyo.org/en/event/column/h29/201802.html

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