2020/01/17

1.17 - Sincerest condolences

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25 years since the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake.

On that day on 1995, I lived in Kobe city.

I close my address by offering my sincerest condolences to the over six thousand people who lost their lived in the earthquake.

It was a violent shaking that I had never experienced, and I didn't know what had happened until it was bright.

At dawn, I realized that the city and people's lives were destroyed in an instant.

I was not injured miraculously, but the reinforced concrete apartment where I lived was in a dangerous situation where the ground floor was compressed and crushed, leaking water here and there.

I remember being afraid and desperate again.

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Where is the epicenter? Where is the safe place to escape? What should I do?

Both the electric power and rhe communication were lost, and Kobe had no information at all at that time.

And I remember going to the nearest elementary school and taking care of the victims who lost their homes.

Since that day, my life and my outlook on life have changed dramatically.

Twenty-five years have passed and the beautiful cityscape has returned to Kobe, but those who have experienced that day will only have the sad memories of the day.

Today, I am renewed my own oath.
posted by toons at 23:47 | diary