9:30 am to 5 pm (last entry at 4 pm)
On application, we offer storyteller-guided tours around the Ruins to visitors in collaboration with the Kesennuma Disaster Storyteller Network, in addition to showing part of the disaster-damaged school building, and videos and photos taken amid and after the disaster. These tours are aimed at ensuring that visitors’ experience at the Ruins and Museum will be deeply engraved in their minds and help increase their disaster management awareness.
The tour guides not only guide visitors around the Disaster Ruins and tell their stories about the disaster but also explain about all aspects of Kesennuma City, the view from the roof of the Ruins, and other matters.
Becoming fully prepared against possible disasters requires adopting effective measures based on lessons from experience with past disasters. Disaster readiness seminars are given by experts in various fields to share their knowledge and introduce good practices of disaster readiness initiatives. Applicants for seminars can select courses suitable for their regions or organization types.
※Applicants do not have to prepare textbooks, equipment or other things needed for seminars. Venue preparation can also be left to us.
|Save Your Own Life from Disasters That Will Surely Happen ~Each One’s Preparation and Action~||Hiroshi Usui
Chair, Kesennuma City Liaison Council of Voluntary Disaster Readiness Organizations
|Lecture by a Post-disaster Kesennuma Reconstruction Storyteller||Mikio Ogata
Post-disaster Storyteller, Kesennuma Tourism & Convention Bureau
|Response to the Great East Japan Earthquake and Challenges (in Japanese and English)||Kenichi Sato
Former Kesennuma City Crisis Management Officer
|Review workshop||In this workshop, participants review what they have seen and heard at the Disaster Ruins and the Museum and upgrade their learning results to incorporate experience and lessons from Kesennuma into their own lives.|
Kesennuma Disaster Storyteller Network
This is a network of about 20 storytellers with diverse occupations, knowledge and experience who hand down lessons from the Great East Japan Earthquake based on their own memories of the disaster on March 11, 2011.