Twelve years after the Great East Japan Earthquake, a group of residents set off fireworks in Asahi City, Chiba Prefecture, and held an event to commemorate the victims of the tsunami and other disasters.

In Asahi City, where 16 people died in the tsunami caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake and other disasters, groups of residents have held fireworks on the beach since last year to commemorate those who died in an effort to prevent the memory of the damage from fading. is open.

On the night of the 11th, about 70 people, including parents and children, participated in the event.

The group hopes that this event will serve as an opportunity to hand down memories of the disaster to younger generations.

A 70-year-old man from the city who participated with his grandson said, "Reconstruction has progressed, but I want to cherish these opportunities and pass on the memories of that time to children who don't know about the earthquake." was

Tamotsu Shiina, the representative of the Asahi no Kodomo Mimoritai, who organized the event, said, "I want parents and children to hold hands and pass on the experience of the earthquake by setting off fireworks with the meaning of requiem." rice field.