Shichigo Elementary School, Sendai City (1)

[School and the Earthquake Disaster] Shichigo Elementary School, Sendai City

More than 1,000 pupils evacuated safely.
Based on the lessons of the 2010 Chile Earthquake, about 2,500 people from a wide area on the Sendai coast took refuge at Shichigo Elementary School on the night of the earthquake. To prepare hot meals, we used wood from the school corridors for fuel.
With enormous help from local residents and volunteers from outside the city, we were able to operate the shelter and even improve its condition day by day.