Directly after the earthquake struck, the four story reinforced concrete school building became the evacuation area for 320 residents, students and school personnel. The tsunami surged up to the 2nd floor, and everyone who had evacuated to the school building managed to escape safely to the rooftop. It is our city’s goal to never again fall victim to a tsunami, to pass on the lessons we learned also and to show the real threat of tsunami to future generations. For these reasons, the ruins of the Arahama Elementary School building will be preserved, along with other records, and opened to the public.
InquiriesDisaster-Resilient and Environmentally-Friendly City Promotion Office, City Planning Policy Bureau
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