A facility that conveys the memories and lessons of the Great East Japan Earthquake was set up for the first time in Minamisanriku Town, Miyagi Prefecture, and the interior was opened to the public on the 22nd before the opening next month.

The Minamisanriku 311 Memorial, an earthquake disaster lore museum in Minamisanriku Town, was developed by the town in the center of the Shizugawa district, which was severely damaged by the tsunami, in order to convey the damage in the town at that time and raise awareness of disaster prevention. .

The building was designed by architect Kengo Kuma, and the interior of the building was opened to the press before it opened on the 1st of next month.

The exhibition space is divided into six areas, and there are corners where panels tell the state of the damage and testimonies of victims at the time.

In the testimony section, there is a scene where people ask how to act in the event of a disaster, such as "Would you like to evacuate to high ground or to the rooftop?" I'm trying to get you to think about it as a matter.

There is also a corner where the works of Masashi Asada, a photographer who captured the smiles of residents, are displayed.

Yoshinori Oikawa, chairman of the Minamisanriku Town Tourist Association, which operates the facility, said, "If the memory of the disaster fades, many more lives may be lost. At this facility, the residents will learn about their experiences and think about the disaster as their own matter. I want you to."