Nineteen years has passed since the Kobe Earthquake...while I'm remembering all those who lost their lives on this day, I am also looking ahead.
Experts are talking about the next one within the next 30 years or so...they have it pinned down to winter at 18:00, but won't or can't tell us exactly what day or what year...scary!
Since we have some bookshelves that may block our way out of our apartment, we put up these poles which are supposed to prevent the shelves from toppling over in the event of an earthquake.
They aren't very expensive (under 2000 yen) and must be checked every so often so that the screws are tightly fastened.
Sending thoughts and prayers to those in Kobe today.