For residents in Kuroshio-cho and Kochi Prefecture
For residents in Miyako City and Iwate Prefecture
To those around the world who are interested in tsunami countermeasures
Subject: Invitation to NPO “Takurou”
We plan to build Tsunami Actual Water Experience Museums, where you can experience actual tsunamis using actual water and learn about tsunami disasters and countermeasures, including evacuation.
In the Tohoku region, eight years have passed since the Great Tsunami disaster caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake, and there is a risk that knowledge about disasters and countermeasures will fade. In addition, seven years have passed since the prediction of the major tsunami disaster associated with the Nankai Trough Earthquake was announced, and countermeasures taken within a limited budget have been completed in the areas predicted to be targeted. However, I am still worried about the residents being able to weather a tsunami. Under such circumstances, the Tsunami Actual Water Experience Museums will have the effect of refreshing awareness of the need for, and increasing knowledge of, tsunami disaster prevention measures, as well as allowing people to learn of the dangers of tsunami disasters by experiencing simulated tsunamis on a regular basis.
The planned construction sites for the Tsunami Actual Water Experience Museums are Kuroshio Town, Kochi Prefecture and Taro, Miyako City, Iwate Prefecture.
One is in a region where a 34 m tsunami, which would be Japan’s largest, is predicted, and the other is a region where many tsunamis have been experienced and two 10 m high seawalls have been installed to fight tsunamis.
These areas are also suffering from depopulation along with the danger of a tsunami disaster, so the Tsunami Actual Water Experience Museums will help revitalize the areas, and since there will be people in the facilities who have medical knowledge, I think it will also help improve the local knowledge level regarding tsunami disasters.
Since the construction of the Tsunami Actual Water Experience Museums will be costly, an NPO corporation will be set up in Kuroshio-cho, Kochi Prefecture to collect funds for construction and operation of the Tsunami Actual Water Experience Museums. As the name of the NPO corporation, the names of the two planned construction sites were merged to form “Takurou”.
The fund collection and construction will be supported by volunteers, but after opening, they will generate a certain amount of revenue, and appropriate compensation will be paid to the museum staff. I think we can do it. *
Important points regarding the Takurou Association
“A Tsunami Actual Water Experience Museums patent has been approved and registered.”
“Support has been requested from Professor Kaoru Takara of Kyoto University, the president of the Japan Society for Natural Disasters” “Cooperation has been requested from NPO Tsunami Taro (formerly, “Rise up! Taro, Miyako city”
Since we were registered as an NPO on November 7, 2017, I hope that those who agree with our goals will join and participate.
I would like you firstly to become a Volunteer Member, which does not require an admission fee or annual fee. People can become a Volunteer Member by e-mail. Just send an email message to the Secretary of the NPO (hamada.eigai●jcom.zaq.ne.jp ※ Please change ● to @ and send). The membership fee for Regular Members is 10,000 yen for the admission and 5,000 yen annually including first year. For Associate Members, the membership fee is 2,000 yen for the admission and 1,000 yen annually including first year. Regular Members and Associate Members must pay an admission fee and annual membership fee, but when the Tsunami Actual Water Experience Museums are completed, they are entitled to admission tickets that offer preferential entry. This will provide much needed support for the construction of the museums, so please consider it and join us.
At the Takurou meeting, please provide either donations or conditional loans as a way to provide financial support. *
In the latter case, if the Tsunami Actual Water Experience Museums do not open, the balance of funds that have not been used will be refunded according to the amount invested. (If the activity is interrupted, donations to the NPO cannot be refunded to the donor.)
In that case, the remaining funds donated will be donated in turn to the Kuroshio Town Hall or Miyako City Hall at the individual request of the Kushishi family to build a Tsunami Actual Water Experience Museum there.
I think you can choose a donation.
Please let us know if you can donate. Otherwise, please provide a conditional loan.
As noted above, conditional loans and donations are managed.
Please understand that only one benefit can be used at a time.
- Provide a ticket or pass that allows you preferential access to a Tsunami Actual Water Experience Museum once for every 10,000 yen of the total amount of donations (admission fee, annual fee, conditional loan, etc.). After the Tsunami Actual Water Experience Museums have been open for two years (or two years after having acquired this right), we will again provide such a ticket or pass.
- If the total donation (total of admission fee, annual fee, conditional loan, etc.) exceeds 10 million yen, promotional signboards for the donor can be installed in the Tsunami Actual Water Experience Museums. The size shall be a maximum of 1 m in width and 2 m in height. The signboard production cost shall be paid by the requester.
- If the total donation (admission fee, annual fee, conditional loan, etc.) exceeds 100 million yen, sales shops or sales promotion booths for the donor can be set up in the Tsunami Actual Water Experience Museums. The size shall be a maximum of 3 m in width and 3 m in depth, and the height shall be limited by the ceiling height. The installation cost shall be paid by the requester.