25 years after the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Disaster lighting of the "light of hope" Kobe Jan. 11, 16:09

Ahead of this month, which is 25 years since the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, this 17th month, a separate light has begun to divide the fire of `` light of hope '', which is said to be in Kobe, for memorial events held in various places. .

"Light of Hope" has been used since 2000 in Higashi Yuenchi, a park in Chuo-ku, Kobe, in hopes of mourning for those who died in the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake and revitalizing the city.

Every year at this time, "separation lights" are used to separate fires for memorial events held in various places, and the 25th year since the earthquake started on the 11th.

On the 11th, about 30 groups scheduled for the event gathered in the east amusement park and used candles to light each lantern so as not to turn off important lights.

A second-year boy at Kobe Minatogawa Junior High School said, "We are a generation that does not know about the disaster, but I think we must imprint the misery and horror in our hearts. Bring this light back to school I want to tell you about the misery of me. "

Lighting for Hope will be held four more times until this month, and about 60 organizations will visit, about 10 more than usual.