A photo collection of the Great Hanshin Earthquake : seen through the eyes of a postgraduate student
Shindo, Hiroyuki: Photography

Suma/Nagata
The shopping street on the south side of Sumadera Station, Sanyo Electric Railway : This area was almost like a ghost town.
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A plastic model shop that was completely demolished, near Suma Station, Sanyo Electric Railway
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Shopping street on the southwest side of Tsukimiyama Station, Sanyo Electric Railway
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The exposed iron reinforcements of a support column on the Hanshin Expressway.
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Burnt remains near Itayado Station, Sanyo Electric Railway
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A building with the first floor collapsed.
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The ruins of a fire near JR Takatori Station.
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Another picture of the area around Takatori Station. The area was still filled with the stench of smoke nine days after the earthquake.
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JR Shin Nagata Station viewed from the southwest. The stairway to the down line platform can be seen.
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Near the north entrance of the Taisho Suji Shopping Mall : The Hanshin Expressway was supported by reinforcing material : Red iron frame at the left edge of 1-52
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The burnt remains of the Taisho Suji Shopping Mall.
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Burnt remains near Sugawara Market and an NHK broadcast van.
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A telephone pole twisted by the force of a tremor near JR Hyogo Station.
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A shopping street near the front of JR Suma Station.
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A residence with the first floor collapsed.
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A shopping street on the south side of Sumadera Station, Sanyo Electric Railway.
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Damage in a residential section of Suma-ku, Kobe-city.
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Another shot of the damage to a residential area of Suma-ku, Kobe-shi.
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A public toilet toppled over.
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Damage in a residential section of Suma-ku, Kobe-city.
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The damage at the home of one of the photographer's relatives, which was later certified as totally demolished.
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Damage to a residential area of Suma-ku, Kobe-shi : The first floor collapsed in many homes.
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Garbage collection was also halted due to the confusion following the earthquake.
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Please don't throw garbage away here!
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