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Tsunami, lessons learnt from Japanese story: inamura no hi (Hindi for children)

Source(s):  Asian Disaster Reduction Centre (ADRC)

""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.


Number of pages/running time 15 p.

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  • Year of publication 2005
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