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BT0073 Minamisanriku Town

[Field tour / Storyteller] "Reconstruction after an unexpected disaster; Physical damage and psychological wounds from disasters"

Contents/ Itinerary for BOSAI Tourism

Receive an explanation about the psychological wounds from the disaster while visiting sites of a disaster affected area of the Great East Japan Earthquake. Then, think about what the physical damage and wound from disaster. We will travel around the areas below with participants:
1. Site of Togura Elementary School and Coast
2. Utsuno high ground
3. Isuzu shrine
4. The site of Togura junior high school
5. The site of Zennoji elementary school

*Evacuation from school on the day of the earthquake disaster, moving to Togura elementary school the day after the disaster occurred, and moving to Tome City in Miyagi Prefecture two days later. Participants will follow these experiences by exploring the same places. It is also possible to move around abolished schools in Tome City, Miyagi Prefecture where the people lived for a year after the disaster.

What we want to tell through the experiences of BOSAI Tourism Contents

There is a lot of physical reconstruction after a large-scale disaster. However, psychological wounds from disasters can become an unthinkable obstacle . What seems like a trivial issue may become a bigger problem later and it can make reconstruction difficult in some cases. Therefore, staying close to victims and giving them support to aid them in feeling safe during reconstruction is essential.

Minimum capacity

More than 5 people. Negotiable in the case of less than 5.

Maximum capacity

Around 20 to 30 people. Negotiable in the case of more.

Fee (Per person or per activity) for BOSAI Tourism Contents

Travel expense to the venue (from Tagajo City in Miyagi Prefecture to a venue) and document fee (150 yen per person). Negotiable in other potential costs. Please prepare the means of transportation for the lecturer.

Required time for BOSAI Tourism Contents

3 hours (from the site of Togura elementary school to the site of Zennoji elementary school), 3 hours and a half (From the site of Togura elementary school to the site of Zennoji elementary school. There will be a lecture at the venue or in a bus before field tour.)

Disaster Categories

Tsunami / All disasters

Disaster phases of the contents

Aftermath of a disaster (72 hours) / Emergency restoration / Reconstruction / All


General / Enterprises / Educators / Other (People concerned about disaster prevention.)

How to implement BOSAI Tourism Contents

Lecture tour

Organization Names

Atsushi Asokawa


Tagajo City Board of Education(022-368-1141)