Back on September first, 1923, at 11:58 am, a massive earthquake hit the centre of Tokyo - the Great Kanto Earthquake. It affected 200,000 peoples lives and many were killed and lost. A sad day.
Since then, Japan has continued to have earthquakes very frequently.
Therefore, September the first has been named 'ぼうさいのひ- Disaster Prevention Day', and commemorates the people who were affected by the Great Kanto Earthquake. On this day, Japanese children have earthquake evacuation training at school, families discuss a meeting place and re-pack essentials in an emergency kit - in case they need to run!
Japanese people have been said to be very alert and prepared for any situation - and it is from these special days that they learn to do that. Take care!
Helmets, masks, toilet packs, tissues, vacuum bags, towels, gloves, t-shirts, dry breads in cans, slippers, water bottles, rain coats, heat insulation sheet, rain coats, first-aid box, army knife, torch, batteries, blue sheet, candle lantern, candles, matches, whistle, 5m rope.