Sunday, 18 May 2014

New Publications in the Miyagi Shiryō Net  Series 'Historical Regeneration' 

The second booklet in this series is about the Keichō tsunami of 1611. A concerted downplaying of this tsunami was necessary to justify the location of nuclear plants on low-elevations sites in Fukushima. This booklet by Ebina Yū'ichi examines the historical and archaeological evidence for this tsunami, and argues that the hackneyed claim that the tsunami of 2011 was 'a once in a 1,000 year event' is a gross mis-reading of the historical record.


For details on how to purchase this booklet, please see our earlier posting.

Further coming booklets with deal with the formation of villages on the Sendai Plain in the 17th century, and with the recovery of villages in the hotspa district of Akiu after the major famines of the later 18th century.

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