15 years after the Niigata Chuetsu Earthquake Obon adult ceremony in Yamakoshi area Nagaoka August 14, 17:21


An adult ceremony was held in the Yamakoshi area of ​​Nagaoka City, which was heavily damaged by the Niigata Chuetsu Earthquake 15 years ago.

In the Yamakoshi area of ​​Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture, there are many new adults who return home in Obon. Therefore, an adult ceremony is held every year at this time, and 9 out of 15 new adults attended.

First, Mr. Chiaki Mizusawa, deputy mayor of Nagaoka City, said, “This is the 15th anniversary of the Chuetsu earthquake. Please greet me. "

And on behalf of a new adult, Yuki Kurokami said, “15 years have passed since the earthquake. There were a lot of hardships, but I reconfirmed the importance of human bonds and support. I want to do that. "

A new adult woman who still lives in the Yamakoshi area said, “When the earthquake occurred, my house was broken and I was in a temporary house. Volunteers played with me and I learned the importance of helping each other. I want to tell you about Yamakoshi because I like the locals. "