The Great Hanshin Earthquake as Recorded by an Earth Science Teacher : Nishinomiya Municipal High School and environs, no. 1-9
Kawase, Shinichi: Photography

Nishinomiya Municipal High School, August to December 1995
The Temporary School Building : Temporary school buildings No. 2, 4, and 6.(August. 5, 1995)
The Temporary School Building : Overall view of the temporary school buildings No. 1-6(August. 5, 1995)
The Temporary School Building : The athletic field and the temporary school building(August. 5, 1995)
The Former School Building : Former building A, east side buckled section : Level differences as seen from the roof(August. 7, 1995)
The Former School Building : Former building A, 1st floor, south side, a hole in the buckled column : Made to take a concrete sample(August. 10, 1995)
The Former School Building : Former building A, 1st floor, south side, a column in the buckled section : Reinforcing rods bent like candy and exposed(August. 10, 1995)
The Temporary School Building : Temporary school building No. 6, northeast side : A drawing showing the overall layout of the temporary school building(August. 10, 1995)
The Temporary School Building : A drawing showing the overall layout of the temporary school building : Attached to the wall of temporary school building No. 6, 1st floor, north side(August. 10, 1995)
The Former School Building : Former building A, east side buckled section : Level differences as seen from the roof(August. 7, 1995)
The Temporary School Building : Overall view of the temporary school buildings No. 1-6(August. 7, 1995)
The Former School Building : Former building B and Mt. Kabuto : From the roof above the former Culture Department room(August. 7, 1995)
The Former School Building : Former building A, 5th floor, south side veranda : Flagpole(August. 11, 1995)
The Former School Building : Former building A, 5th floor, south side veranda : Flagpole(August. 11, 1995)
The Former School Building : The column for the hallway on the east end of former building B, 1st floor : Reinforcing rods bent like candy and exposed(August. 21, 1995)
The Former School Building : The outdoor column on the northeast side, former building B, 1st floor : Large cracks run vertically up the column(August. 21, 1995)
The Former School Building : Excavating between the main gate and former building B : A distant view(August. 21, 1995)
The Former School Building : Excavating between the main gate and former building B : A close-up view(August. 24, 1995)
The Former School Building : Excavating between the main gate and former building B : A close-up view(August. 24, 1995)
The Temporary School Building : Temporary school buildings No. 1, 2, 4, and 6(September. 2, 1995)
The Temporary School Building : The athletic field and the temporary school building(September. 2, 1995)
The Athletic Field and Houses on the East Side(September. 2, 1995)
The Temporary School Building : Temporary school buildings No. 2, 4, and 6 as viewed from above : From the top of the broken stone stairway(September. 9, 1995)
A Notice Board About Construction of the New School Building : A drawing showing the layout of the new school building(August. 21, 1995)
The Former School Building : The hallway from building B to building C : Mt. Kabuto in the distance(September. 2, 1995)
The Temporary School Building : Vacant lots where there used to be houses : From the top of the broken stone stairway(September. 9, 1995)
The Former School Building : The former building A roof, with various levels from buckling : The temporary school building is visible(September. 9, 1995)
The Former School Building : former building A roof, with various levels from buckling : The former planetarium dome is visible(September. 9, 1995)
The Former School Building : former building A roof, with various levels from buckling : The former planetarium dome is visible(September. 9, 1995)
The Former School Building : The former building A roof, with various levels from buckling : Vacant lots where there used to be houses(September. 9, 1995)
The Former School Building : The former building A roof, with various levels from buckling : Vacant lots where there used to be houses(September. 9, 1995)
The Former School Building : The former building A and building B, with various levels from buckling : The former planetarium dome is visible(September. 9, 1995)
The Temporary School Building : The temporary school building seen from a raised position : Mt. Rokko is visible in the distance(September. 9, 1995)
The Athletic Field and Houses on the East Side : There is a route for construction trucks passing through the athletic field(September. 9, 1995)
The Temporary School Building : An overall view of the temporary school building(September. 9, 1995)
The Former School Building : The north gate and the east end of former building B : A temporary toilet in the southeast part of the gymnasium(September. 9, 1995)
The Former School Building : The buckled former building A, east section : The walkway between the road and the athletic field is being removed(September. 17, 1995)
The Former School Building : An overall view of the buckled former building A : There is a route for construction trucks passing through the athletic field(September. 17, 1995)
The Temporary School Building : Former building A and temporary school building No. 6(September. 17, 1995)
The Temporary School Building : Temporary school buildings No. 5 and 6 : A temporary toilet(September. 17, 1995)
The Temporary School Building : Temporary school building No. 5 : A temporary toilet(September. 17, 1995)
Vicinity of the Broken South Gate : Protective baseball netting(September. 17, 1995)
A Cracked Stone Wall : The back side of the protective baseball netting(September. 17, 1995)
The Former School Building : Disrupted stones from the stone wall : There is a route for construction trucks passing through the athletic field(September. 17, 1995)
The Outside Stairway on Building C, North Side(October. 12, 1995)
An Incinerator That Had Been Out of Use Even Before the Earthquake : Dirt and sand are piled around it(October. 12, 1995)
A Staircase on the Outside of Building C, North Side(October. 12, 1995)
The Former School Building : The south wall of former building B : The former courtyard, with grass and trees(October. 12, 1995)
The Former School Building : The west end of former building B and houses : Mt. Kabuto in the distance(October. 12, 1995)
The Former School Building : The northwest end of former building B, and building C (library on the 2nd floor) : The former students' bicycle parking lot(October. 12, 1995)
The Temporary School Building : An overall view of the temporary school building(October. 12, 1995)
The Temporary School Building : Temporary school buildings No., 3-6 : There is a route for construction trucks passing through the athletic field(October. 12, 1995)
The Athletic Field and Houses on the East Side : There is a route for construction trucks passing through the athletic field(October. 12, 1995)
The Former School Building : Former building B, 1st floor center, west side : The boys' toilet is closed because of no water(October. 22, 1995)
The Former School Building : Former building B, 1st floor center, east side : The hallway is closed off with plywood sheets(October. 22, 1995)
The Former School Building : The buckled former building A, northeast section : Moving the memorial tree for replanting(October. 22, 1995)
The Former School Building : South wall of former building B : The school building with the window glass removed(October. 20, 1995)
The Former School Building : Looking from the center of the buckled former building A toward the southeast area : The school building with the window glass removed(October. 20, 1995)
The Temporary School Building : Seen from the roof of former building A : Two flagpoles(November. 5, 1995)
The Former School Building : Inside the west side prep room of the former Earth Science class, north side : No furniture and cracks in the walls(November. 5, 1995)
The Former School Building : South wall of former building B, east side : The removed flooring lays scattered on the ground(November. 12, 1995)
The Former School Building : The south wall of former building B, west side : The removed flooring lays scattered on the ground(November. 12, 1995)
The Former School Building : Inside the former Earth Science lab, east side : The black curtains, regular curtains and window glass have all been removed(November. 3, 1995)
The Former School Building : Inside the former Earth Science lab, west side : There are no blackboards or student lab benches(November. 3, 1995)
The Former School Building : Inside the prep room of the former Earth Science class, east side, southwest side : The black curtains, regular curtains and window glass have all been removed(November. 3, 1995)
The Former School Building : Inside the former Earth Science lab, northeast side : Pigeonholes with the sliding door removed(November. 3, 1995)
The Former School Building : Inside the west prep room of the former Earth Science class, southwest side : The sinks and water heater are somehow nostalgic(November. 3, 1995)
The Former School Building : Cracks in the column on the outside of the northeast section of former building B, 1st floor : Large cracks and shifting can be seen in the column for the former reference room(November. 12, 1995)
The Former School Building : South wall of former building B, east side : The removed flooring lays scattered on the ground(November. 12, 1995)
The Former School Building : The hallway from the 4th floor of former building A to the 3rd floor of building B : Discarded curtains and lockers(November. 12, 1995)
The Former School Building : The buckled former building A, northeast section, as seen from above : The school building with the window glass removed(November. 12, 1995)
The Former School Building : Former building B, 4th floor stairway and hallway : Wall, ceiling and flooring materials removed from the hallways and classrooms(November. 12, 1995)
Vacant Lots Where There Used to Be Houses on the West Side of Building C : The cafeteria is in the lower right of building C, 1st floor(November. 12, 1995)
Vacant Lots Where There Used to Be Houses on the West Side of Building C : Mt. Rokko is visible in the distance(November. 12, 1995)
The Former School Building : An almost complete view of the south wall of former building A : The scaffolding has been erected all the way up to the roof(November. 19, 1995)
The Former School Building : The south and west walls of former building A, west side : Scaffolding for work on the west wall has been erected up to the 4th floor(November. 19, 1995)
The Former School Building : Scaffolding has been erected on the south wall of former building A : The north side of the temporary school building can be seen on the right(November. 19, 1995)
The Former School Building : The hallway from the 4th floor of former building A to the 3rd floor of building B : Discarded curtains and lockers(November. 19, 1995)
The Former School Building : Inside the former Earth Science lab, west side : The flooring, ceiling panels, and hallway walls have been removed(November. 19, 1995)
The Former School Building : The temporary school building seen through the scaffolding : A close-up view of the scaffolding(November. 19, 1995)
The Former School Building : Former building B, 3rd floor, west side hallway and classrooms : The flooring, ceiling panels, and hallway walls have been removed(November. 25, 1995)
The Former School Building : Inside the former Earth Science lab, northwest side, and east staircase : The flooring, ceiling panels, and hallway walls have been removed(November. 25, 1995)
The Former School Building : The northwest part of former building A seen through the scaffolding : The window glass has been removed, and flooring lies scattered on the ground(November. 25, 1995)
The School's West Side Water Duct, Which Was Being Used as a Route for Construction Trucks : Steel plates have been laid on top of the water duct(November. 25, 1995)
The School's West Side Water Duct, Which Was Being Used as a Route for Construction Trucks : Steel plates have been laid on top of the water duct(November. 25, 1995)
The School's West Side Water Duct, Which Was Being Used as a Route for Construction Trucks : Steel plates have been laid on top of the water duct(November. 25, 1995)
The Former School Building : Former building A after the dismantling of the concrete portions had begun : The south wall on the west side, near the buckled section(November. 30, 1995)
The Former School Building : Former building A after the dismantling of the concrete portions had begun : The south wall on the west side, near the buckled section(November. 30, 1995)
The Former School Building : The south wall from the center of former building A to the west side : The brown blockade has been erected to hide the scaffolding from sight(November. 30, 1995)
The Former School Building : The southwest wall of former building B after the flooring had been dismantled : Flooring materials and wall materials are heaped in big piles in the courtyard(December. 3, 1995)
The Former School Building : The center north part of former building A after the flooring had been dismantled : Flooring materials and wall materials are heaped in big piles in the courtyard(December. 3, 1995)
The Former School Building : The route for construction trucks passing over the water duct, as viewed from above : The west end of former building A and scaffolding(December. 3, 1995)
Vacant Lots Where There Used to Be Houses on the West Side of Building C : The 3rd floor of building C, in the lower right, is a small auditorium(December. 3, 1995)
The North Gate Vicinity as Viewed from Above : The early temporary construction office and security shack(December. 3, 1995)
The Former School Building : Former building A after the dismantling of the concrete portions had begun : The south wall on the west side, near the buckled section(December. 3, 1995)
The Former School Building : The north wall of former building A after the dismantling of the concrete portions had begun : The south wall on the west side, near the buckled section(November. 3, 1995)
The Former School Building : The north wall of former building A after the dismantling of the concrete portions had begun : The center north part on the west side, near the buckled section(November. 3, 1995)
The Former School Building : The south wall of former building A after the dismantling of the concrete portions had begun : The buckled section has been removed(December. 4, 1995)
The Former School Building : The south wall of former building A as the concrete portions are being dismantled : The inner surface of the north wall (the hallway side) is visible(December. 4, 1995)
The Former School Building : The south wall of former building A as the concrete portions are being dismantled : The partition walls inside the classrooms are visible(December. 4, 1995)
The Former School Building : The south wall of former building A as the concrete portions are being dismantled : The inner surface of the north wall in the buckled section is visible(December. 5, 1995)
The Former School Building : The south wall of former building A as the concrete portions are being dismantled : The inner surface of the north wall in the buckled section is visible(December. 5, 1995)
The Former School Building : The east side of former building A as the concrete portions are being dismantled : By this time, the dismantling had proceeded enough to make the east side of former building B clearly visible(December. 6, 1995)
The Former School Building : The dismantled east side of former building A : The partition walls on each floor, and in the classrooms, are visible(December. 8, 1995)
The Former School Building : A distant view of former building A as the dismantling proceeds : The brown-colored blockade and former planetarium dome(December. 5, 1995)
The Former School Building : The south wall of former building A as the concrete portions are being dismantled : The inner surface of the north wall (the hallway side) is visible(December. 5, 1995)
The Former School Building : The dismantled east side of former building A : The hallway between former building A and building B, and former building B, are visible(December. 8, 1995)
The Former School Building : The dismantled east side of former building A : The hallway between former building A and building B, and former building B, are visible(December. 8, 1995)
The Former School Building : The dismantled east side of former building A : Water is sprayed as the dismantling work is done(December. 8, 1995)
The Former School Building : The dismantled east side of former building A : Water is sprayed as the dismantling work is done(December. 8, 1995)
The Former School Building : The dismantled east side of former building A : A rainbow appears from the water sprayed for dismantling(December. 8, 1995)
The Former School Building : The dismantling work approaches the center of former building A : The former planetarium and dome(December. 8, 1995)
The Former School Building : The dismantling work approaches the center of former building A : The inside of the former Earth Science lab is visible(December. 9, 1995)
The Former School Building : The east side stairway of former building A is completely removed : The west wall inside the former Earth Science lab is visible(December. 10, 1995)
The Former School Building : The dismantling work approaches the center of former building A : With the floor removed, the former planetarium room seems to float in space(December. 12, 1995)
The Former School Building : The stairway on the east side of former building A is completely removed : Dismantling also begins on the hallway from former building A to building B(December. 10, 1995)
The Former School Building : The woods on the east side of former building A and the stone stairway on the south side : Photo taken through the partly dismantled reinforcement rods(December. 10, 1995)
The Former School Building : The east side stairway of former building A is removed, with the temporary school building in the distance : Dismantling begins on the hallway from former building A to building B(December. 10, 1995)
The Former School Building : The stairway on the east side of former building A is completely removed : Dismantling also begins on the hallway from former building A to building B(December. 10, 1995)
The Former School Building : The hallway from former building A to building B being dismantled : Former building B, 1st floor center(December. 12, 1995)
The Former School Building : The south wall of former building B after the dismantling of the concrete portions had begun : The hallway from former building A to building B has been almost entirely removed(December. 12, 1995)
The Former School Building : The east side prep room of the former Earth Science class is being removed : The planetarium dome on the roof of the 6th floor of former building A is also being removed(December. 12, 1995)
The Former School Building : The south wall of former building B, east side, as the dismantling proceeds : The hallway from former building A to building B has been almost entirely removed(December. 12, 1995)
The Former School Building : The east side prep room of the former Earth Science class is being removed : The planetarium dome on the roof of the 6th floor of former building A is also being removed(December. 12, 1995)
The Former School Building : The south wall of former building B, east side, as the dismantling proceeds : One classroom at a time is dismantled, between the 1st and 4th floors(December. 12, 1995)
The area around the cafeteria on the 1st floor of building C : A filling compound is injected into the wall cracks(December. 13, 1995)
The Former School Building : The south wall of former building B, east side, as the dismantling proceeds : Three classrooms, from the 1st floor to the 4th floor are dismantled all in a row(December. 13, 1995)
The Former School Building : The west stairway and toilets in the center of former building A are dismantled : Only the west side of former building A remains(December. 17, 1995)
The Former School Building : The west stairway and toilets in the center of former building A are dismantled : Only the west side of former building A remains(December. 17, 1995)
The Former School Building : The east side prep room of the former Earth Science class on the 5th floor of former building A is being removed : The bulletin board in the hallway in front of the 3rd floor administrative office is visible(December. 12, 1995)
The Former School Building : The west stairway of former building A is dismantled, while the toilets remain intact : The hallway from former building A to building B has been almost entirely removed(December. 13, 1995)
The Former School Building : The west stairway and toilets in the center of former building A are dismantled : The part from the center of former building B to the east side is now being dismantled(December. 15, 1995)
The Former School Building : A distant view of the east half of former building B as the dismantling proceeds : The part from the center to the east side of former building B is being dismantled(December. 17, 1995)
The Former School Building : The center of former building B as the dismantling proceeds : The west side bulletin board(December. 17, 1995)
The Former School Building : Former building A, as the dismantling proceeds : Surrounded by a mountain of debris(December. 17, 1995)
The Former School Building : Former building B as the dismantling proceeds : The columns inside the school building and the hallways can be seen from the outside(December. 17, 1995)
The Former School Building : Former building B, 1st floor center : This excavator appears to be taking a break(December. 17, 1995)
The Former School Building : Former building A, 1st floor center, with only a small part remaining : Surrounded by a mountain of debris(December. 17, 1995)
The Former School Building : A distant view of the east half of former building B as the dismantling proceeds: The remains of the classroom blackboard can be seen from the outside(December. 17, 1995)
The Former School Building : Former building B, east side, as the dismantling proceeds : Former building B, 1st floor center, east side bulletin board(December. 17, 1995)
The Former School Building : Former building A, west side, as the dismantling proceeds : Water is sprayed as the dismantling work is done(December. 19, 1995)
The Former School Building : Former building A, west side, as the dismantling proceeds : Water is sprayed as the dismantling work is done(December. 19, 1995)
The Former School Building : A distant view of former building A, from the center to the west side, as the dismantling proceeds : The 1st floor of the building still remains(December. 21, 1995)
The Former School Building : A distant view of former building A, from the center to the west side, as the dismantling proceeds : The 1st floor of the building still remains(December. 21, 1995)
The Former School Building : A distant view of former building B as the dismantling proceeds : The water tank and the walls and hallway inside the school building(December. 21, 1995)
The Former School Building : A close-up view of a tip removed from the excavator : Former building A, west side, as the dismantling proceeds(December. 21, 1995)
The Former School Building : A close-up view of a tip removed from the excavator : Former building A, west side, and former building B as the dismantling proceeds(December. 21, 1995)
The Former School Building : Former building A, west side, as the dismantling proceeds : Only a small part of the west side remains(December. 20, 1995)
The Former School Building : Only the 1st floor and center part of former building B remain : A cover is placed over the 1st floor hallway and connecting hallway of former building B(December. 21, 1995)
The Former School Building : This excavator appears to be taking a break : Former building A, west side, as the dismantling proceeds(December. 22, 1995)
The Former School Building : Only a small part of the west side of former building A remains : Temporary school buildings No. 2, 4, and 6, north side, are visible(December. 25, 1995)
The Former School Building : Former building B being dismantled, with part of the west side of former building A remaining : The inside of former building B hallway is visible(December. 25, 1995)
The Former School Building : A distant view of the overall former building B as dismantling proceeds : The inside of former building B hallway is visible(December. 25, 1995)
The Gymnasium Under Repair, and the Walkway for the Road on the East Side of Former Building A : The former main gate is in the center(December. 25, 1995)
Vehicles Used in the Dismantling Work During a Break in the Work for the Year-end Holidays : The temporary school building is visible(December. 30, 1995)
Vehicles Used in the Dismantling Work During a Break in the Work for the Year-end Holidays : Former building A is almost entirely dismantled, with only a small part remaining(December. 30, 1995)
Vehicles Used in the Dismantling Work During a Break in the Work for the Year-end Holidays : Former building B is almost entirely dismantled, with only a small part remaining(December. 30, 1995)
Vehicles Used in the Dismantling Work During a Break in the Work for the Year-end Holidays : The 3rd floor (small auditorium)of building C can be seen in the distance(December. 30, 1995)
The Gymnasium Under Repair, and the Walkway for the Road on the East Side of Former Building A : The former main gate is in the center(December. 30, 1995)

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