#084: Moment of Silence on January 17th (category: prayers)
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.
(Friday, January 17th, 2014) See Archive