Miyagi Shiryō Net has started a 'Historical Regeneration Publishing Project.' This project will involve using the historical documents and materials that we have salvaged from areas suffering earthquake and tsunami damage to write a series of short booklets recounting some aspect of the history of these areas.

At present, we have 16 writers who have offered to participate in this project.

The first booklet in this series is now available. The booklet, written by Inoue Takumi,  is a history of the port of Arahama, which suffered a direct hit from the tsunami of 3.11. Arahama now is just a small sleepy fishing port, but in the Edo Period (1600 to 1868) it was a major port at the mouth of the Abukuma River, which served as link between the hinterland of southern Sendai Domain and the northern part of modern Fukushima Prefecture to the maritime trade routes serving the major markets of Edo and beyond. 



The book may be ordered from the publisher at the following site (Japanese)
http://banzanbou.com/

井上拓巳著『荒浜湊のにぎわいー東廻り海運と阿武隈川舟運の結節点』

The list price of the booklet is 800 yen (plus sales tax). If you order from overseas, you probably should contact the publisher directly about shipping costs.

蕃山房
The following address is no longer valid (13th July, 2015)
〒980-0801
仙台市青葉区木町通1丁目1-11
朝日プラザ北一番丁1階106B
電話:090-8250-7899

New address:
〒989-3126
仙台市青葉区落合一丁目4-8
電話・FAX 022-778-8679

The Japanese version of this newsletter may viewed here (ニューレター214号

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce an English-language source to our activities and that of similar groups in Japan.

”Recovery Status Report: The Great East Japan Earthquake 2011 ”
http://www.recoveryplatform.org/assets/Japan/ENGLISH_RECOVERY%20STATUS%20REPORT%20JAPAN.pdf

CHAPTER 6 : RESCUING HISTORICAL MATERIAL & PRESERVING AND
COLLECTING DOCUMENTS

“Historical Record Rescue Activities of the Miyagi Shiryo Network “Pre-Disaster Activities and Response to the Great East Japan Earthquake”(88-98) is a report by Satō  Daisuke of Miyagi Shiryō Net.

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