Just before midday on 1 September 1923, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 struck the Kanto region and wreaked havoc on Tokyo. The ensuing fires raged through the city, tearing through the wooden buildings and claiming the lives of 58,000. The memorial museums contains photographs and artifacts from this time, and also serves to memorialize the huge reconstruction projects that ensued. Explanations in English given for many of the photographs.
LocationGreat Kanto Earthquake Memorial Museum, 2 Chome-3-25 Yokoami, Sumida, Tokyo 130-0015
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