Monday, February 8, 2010

Earthquake Memorial Service

The Hanshin earthquake occurred in the southern part of Hyōgo Prefecture on January 17, 1995. 2010 marks the 15th anniversary and many services and activities were scheduled throughout the city including this candlelight vigil.

One of the permanent features of the earthquake memorial site is a water feature that can be seen from
both above and below. For the memorial service each visitor was given the opportunity to place the head of a white carnation into the fountain transforming the celling of the underground segment into a eerie and beautiful living bouquet.

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