Inamura no Hi (Fire in the Haystacks)
A Picture Strory about Tsunami (14 pages)
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Hirosaki University

Japanese version
English version (PDF file)
Indoneasian version (PDF file)

Title: Inamura no Hi
(Fire in the Haystacks)

This story was originally written by Lafcadio Hearn (1890-1940, westernized name of KOIZUMI Yakumo). NAKAI Tsunezou (1907-1994) later adapted the story for a short tale, which was used for a language textbook in elementary schools in Japan during 1937-1947. This picture-story show tells us about the nature of tsunami and about the importance of prompt evacuation in case one expects a large tsunami after an earthquake.