Miyagi Minamisanriku Town “Earthquake Reconstruction Memorial Park” including the former Disaster Prevention Measures Government Building opens October 12, 17:55 k10012659981_202010121823_202010121846.mp4 In Minamisanriku Town, Miyagi Prefecture, which was severely damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake, 43 people including staff were killed. The reconstruction prayer park, including the former Disaster Prevention Countermeasures Office, has been fully opened. In Minamisanriku-cho, where more than 800 people were killed in the Great East Japan Earthquake, we have developed a “earthquake reconstruction prayer park” to pray, and on the 12th, all areas were completed and the opening ceremony was held.
In this, Mayor Jin Sato of Minamisanriku-cho said, “I want you to take on the role of not only mourning the victims but also passing on the lessons learned from the earthquake to posterity.” In addition to being able to go to the front of the former Disaster Prevention Countermeasures Office, where 43 people including staff were killed in the full opening on the 12th, a flower stand was also set up beside it.
A man in his 70s who attended the ceremony said, “It’s hard to remember those days when I see the government building, but I’m grateful that there is a place to join hands.”
In addition, a bridge connecting the adjacent shopping street across the river has also been opened, making it possible to walk back and forth between the park and the shopping street. Kazuhei Kumagai (65), who ran a stationery store in a shopping district and lost his younger brother who was a town employee at the former disaster prevention measures office building, said, “I avoided going near the government office after the park was built, but this time I would like to take the opportunity to visit the building. The government building has the meaning of requiem, but I hope that you will feel the threat of the tsunami. “
In addition, a man who serves as the secretariat in the shopping district said, “I would like you to come to both the shopping district and the park to see the reconstruction.”