Saturday, September 29, 2012

Kobe Earthquake Museum


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The Kobe Earthquake Museum is the short version of The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Memorial Museum which is part of the Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institute.

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It is near the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art along the waterfront in Kobe.

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It was designed by Showa Sekkei, who also designed the nearby Fashion Museum and opened in 2002.

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Supposedly the unusual double-skinned glass structure is built to withstand an earthquake of any magnitude..

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2 comments:

  1. The earthquake memorabilia placed around Kobe are some of the most interesting sights to see in the area! When I lived in Osaka I frequently went to Kobe just to walk around and look at these items. Good on you for covering this largely ignored topic.

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  2. There's also a good museum on Awaji Island that shows the actual fault - the museum is built around it.

    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20110410x2.html

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