Tokyo earthquake picture

Kou, at the age of seven, witnessing the aftermath of the earthquake.

The Tokyo Earthquake was a massive earthquake that occurred in the center of Tokyo 10 years before the events of Tokyo Xanadu.

On March 15, 2005, at approximately 11:38 am, there was not a single cloud to be seen when suddenly the sky was consumed by the scarlet red. Immediately after, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit the whole Tokyo area. As intermittent aftershocks continued, there were fires, tsunamis, and poison gas coming out of the ground, as well as tornadoes, thunderstorms, and cold waves and other regional disasters all over the area. With 22,000 deaths and 7,000 missing, a dark shadow was cast upon not only Tokyo, but all of Japan. During the 5 years after the earthquake, Tokyo’s reconstruction plan made the city’s infrastructure stronger than ever before, and the disaster is now starting to become a thing of the “past”.

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