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Higashi-Matsushima 3.11 Disaster Recovery Memorial Museum

東松島市震災復興伝承館 | Higashi-Matsushima 3.11 Disaster Recovery Memorial Museum

Train station ruins stand as a memorial to the tsunami

Photo by Higashi-Matsushima City

Photo by Higashi-Matsushima City

Photo by Higashi-Matsushima City

Photo by Higashi-Matsushima City

  • Nobiru Station was one among a just handful of structures that remained even partially standing after the 2011 tsunami swept through the Nobiru area. A blue line high up the side of the building marks the height of the tsunami. Part of the former train station has been converted into a museum and community space memorializing the tsunami. The facility commemorates the more than five hundred lives lost, and is a place where survivors can come share their stories. The small museum features a gallery of photographs, video archives of pre-and post- 3.11 Higashi-Matsushima, an outdoor memorial park, and artifacts such as a destroyed JR ticket machine.

    The convenience store inside this former train station has since reopened and is the only one to service the area.

    WEBSITEhttp://www.city.higashimatsushima.miyagi.jp/index.cfm/19,0,64,html

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Details

ADDRESS

56-36 Kitayokei, Nobiru, Higashimatsushima, Miyagi-ken

ACCESS BY PUBLIC TRANSIT

20-min. walk from Nobiru Station (Senseki-Tohoku Line, Senseki Line)

ADMISSION

Free

LANGUAGES

Japanese only

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

Yes

HOURS

9:00–17:00

CLOSED DAYS

Every third Wednesday

Dec 29–Jan 3

PHONE

0225-86-2985

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