Barrier Against the Pacific / Inauguration at Orient Museum
Hudai is located in the coastal region of Sanriku, Iwate Province, one of the areas of Japan most affected by the Great Earthquake of Protected content . In addition to the destruction caused by the earthquake, the magnitude of the quake generated a tsunami that swept the Japanese northeastern coast. Unlike neighboring villages, however, Hudai survived almost untouched.
The explanation for this exception lies on an infrastructure built between Protected content 1984, consisting of a system of seawalls and floodgates that work as an anti-tsunami barrier.
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