#084: Moment of Silence on January 17th (Semiweekly-pedia of Japan)

  

#084: Moment of Silence on January 17th (category: prayers)

Moment of Silence on January 17th Japan

The Great Hanshin earthquake occurred on January 17th, 1995, is the second worst natural disaster in modern Japan after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Kobe (refer to #038) and Awaji-islansd (refer to #047) devastated by the tragedy are now completely reconstructed, but current Tohoku still needs more help.

At 05:46 a.m. (the time of occurrence of the quake) on January 17th, people light more than six thousand candles (the number of the victims) and have a moment of silence every year.

Moment of Silence on January 17th

(Friday, January 17th, 2014)    See Archive

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