BT0106 Kesennuma City
A storyteller guided tour in which witnesses of the disaster talk about their own experiences and pass on lessons learned.
Disaster Memorial Museum (about 15 minutes): After watching a movie about the earthquake and the immediate aftermath, you can see exhibits visualizing the strength and scars of the tsunami in the exhibition room A.
Disaster Ruins (about 60 minutes): A storyteller guide will show participants around the first, third, and fourth floors as well as the rooftop and the school square of the ruins of Koyo High School.
Disaster Memorial Museum (about 17 minutes): Exhibition room B focuses on evacuation shelters and temporary housing facilities. After that, you can watch a movie about the thoughts of the victims and the importance of life.
We want to convey the dread of tsunamis and the need to evacuate to higher grounds or as far away as possible if a tsunami comes.
We want to preserve Kesennuma Koyo High School, that was heavily damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake, as Disaster Ruins and pass it on to the future generation together with Kesennuma City which is still facing disaster issues along with the memories of its residents. This experience can be a chance to think about our everyday life and how it is often taken for granted.
Adults: 600 Yen
Groups of more than 30 people: 500 Yen.
Storyteller Guide: One guide per group (1-20 people) 6000 Yen (reservation required)
Maximum 90 minutes (including storyteller guided tour)
Disaster preparedness / Aftermath of a disaster (72 hours)
Ruins of the Great East Japan Earthquake Kesennuma City Memorial Museum