Tsunami, Lessons Learnt from Japanese Story: Inamura no Hi
Language: English
Date of Publication: 01/01/2005 Resource Format: PDF Hazard Type: Tsunami Region: Asia Country: Source: Asian Disaster Reduction Centre (ADRC) Child-friendly: Yes
“Inamura no Hi” means fire of rice sheaves. “Inamura no Hi” is a story of a man who noticed a precursor of a large tsunami at the earliest stage and led village inhabitants to a high ground by burning harvested rice sheaves. This story was based on a true story at the time of Ansei-Nankai Tsunami (1854), which claimed around 3,000 lives in the coastal areas of Western Japan. Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) developed Tsunami educational materials with basic knowledge of Tsunami in 8 countries, using “Inamura no Hi” story, funded by the Government of Japan. “Inamura no Hi” booklets have been produced in 9 languages in 8 countries, in collaboration with the members, belonging to the Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN), a network of NGOs for disaster reduction and response in the Asian region. They distributed 1,000 copies of adult version and 1,000 copies of children version in each country.
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