AYAKA introduces the remains of the disaster.

Yesterday, September 1, was "Disaster Prevention Day" in Japan.

This is in honor of the Great Kanto Earthquake that occurred on September 1, 1923.

The Great Kanto Earthquake was the largest earthquake disaster in Japan since the Meiji era (1868-), with more than 100,000 people killed or missing.

At this time, a video of JA-NAMIE members learning about the Great East Japan Earthquake at the earthquake remains was released on the official YouTube channel of the Namie Women's Association.

In the video released this time, Ayaka Sasaki, Yuzuki Ichikawa, and Hana Kojima of the Namie Joshi Hatsu kumiai (JA-NAMIE) learn about the Great East Japan Earthquake at the Ukedo Elementary School in Namie-machi, Fukushima Prefecture, which has been developed as a facility for visitors to see the earthquake remains, and learn lessons that should be passed on to the present.

The school has been opened to the public from October 2021.

We also had the opportunity to visit the school prior to the live performance of the spring event.

This elementary school was severely damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent tsunami, but all the children survived the disaster thanks to the school's precise evacuation guidance.