Joint law required at Asuma-cho, where 37 people were sacrificed one year after the Hokkaido earthquake September 6th, 20:54

In Asuka, Hokkaido, where 37 people were killed in an earthquake in September last year, when a strong shaking with a seismic intensity of 7 was observed, a law was held in memory of those who died on the evening of the 6th.

Senju-ji Temple in Atsuma-cho, together with the other three temples in the town, was run for a round of mourning for those who died in the earthquake.

In Atsuma-cho, where a strong tremor of seismic intensity 7 was observed, 37 people, including disaster-related deaths, died.

The ban was carried out in the building next to the main shrine that was completely destroyed by the earthquake, and about 100 people including bereaved families and people from the town attended, calling the name of the inhabitant whose monk died one by one.

Takashi Yamamoto, who lost his parents and sister due to the landslides caused by the earthquake, said, “I thought it would be a restart after a year, but I remembered my sad feelings when I called my family name today and I was really alone. I felt again. ”

Mr. Tomoyuki Abe, Chairman of the Buddhist Church at Atsumacho, who organized the event, said, “There are a lot of people in the Dan family who have died, and there are still things I can't sort out, but I want to move forward with the townspeople.”