Collection Number: 60002

Collection Title: Rebun Kayo Hiroshima Landslide Recovery Photographs, Videos, and Related Materials, August 2014

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Size 1,297 items (including 1,280 digital images and 17 digital videos)
Abstract Rebun Kayo is a researcher at Hiroshima University, in Hiroshima, Japan, and has served as a volunteer worker for several natural disaster relief programs in Japan. On 20 August 2014, a massive rainstorm hit Hiroshima City, Japan, and triggered a series of landslides that hit residential areas and resulted in the death of 74 people. In fall of 2014, Kayo served as an assistant to Makoto Yokofujita, a visiting scholar of the Carolina Asia Center at UNC-Chapel Hill. This collection contains digital images and videos that Rebun Kayo took during the immediate response to the landslide in Hiroshima City, Japan 20-24 and 30 August 2014. There are 1,280 digital image files and 17 digital video files. Also included is a copy of the 21 August 2014 edition of Chugoku Shimbun, a newspaper published in Hiroshima that contains extensive coverage of the disaster, some fragments of granite Kayo collected while at a disaster site in 3-chrome, Yagi, Asaminami-ku, Hiroshima City.
Creator Kayo, Rebun.
Language English, Japanese
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No restrictions. Open for research.
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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
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[Identification of item], in Rebun Kayo Hiroshima Landslide Recovery Photographs, Videos, and Related Materials, #60002, UNC Libraries General Archival Collections, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Original born-digital materials are in the Carolina Digital Repository.
Acquisitions Information
The collection was donated to the Davis Library East Asian Resources at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by Rebun Kayo in the fall of 2014.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Rebun Kayo is a researcher at Hiroshima University, in Hiroshima, Japan, and has served as a volunteer worker for several natural disaster relief programs. In fall of 2014, Rebun Kayo served as an assistant to Makoto Yokofujita, a visiting scholar of the Carolina Asia Center at UNC-Chapel Hill. Before working with Makoto Yokofujita, Rebun Kayo served as the chairman of the Association of Hiroshima University for "Sending an Atomic-Bombed Roof Tile" project. The organzation collected fragments of the "Atomic Bomb Dome" from the Motoyasu River and donated these fragments to universities around the world for "peace education." The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received roof tiles from the organization in 2011.

On 20 August 2014, a massive rainstorm hit Hiroshima City, Japan, and triggered a series of landslides that hit residential areas and resulted in the death of 74 people. The event was the largest landslide disaster in almost 30 years and revealed the vulnerability of Japan to natural disasters like landslides. The collection highlights how the expansion of residential districts in Japan to hills and slopes (due to geographic constraints of living on an island) are creating worsening risks associated with natural disasters.

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The Rebun Kayo Hiroshima Landslide Recovery Photographs, Videos, and Related Materials contain digital image and video files taken by Kayo while serving as a volunteer worker on-site in Hiroshima City, Japan, while responding to a series of landslides that occurred in Hiroshima City on 20 August 2014. The digital images and videos were taken by Rebun Kayo during the immediate response to the landslide in Hiroshima City, Japan 20-24 and 30 August 2014.

The images depict activities in three areas of Hiroshima: 3-chrome, Yagi, Asaminami-ku, Hiroshima City; 7-chrome, Midorii, Asaminami-ku, Hiroshima City; and The Yagi Abunosato Housing District. The collection is composed of digital images and video taken with a Cannon IXY 90 F, the 21 August 2014 issue of Chugoku Shimbun, and some fragments of granite collected from a disaster site.

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1,279 digital files

Arrangement: Subject/chronological.

Images depict scenes from the aftermath of massive rainstorm and resulting landslide in Hiroshima City, Japan on 20 August 2014.

Kayo visited three areas while in Hiroshima, 3-chrome, Yagi, Asaminami-ku, Hiroshima City; 7-chrome, Midorii, Asaminami-ku, Hiroshima City; and The Yagi Abunosato Housing District. The collection is composed of images taken with a Cannon IXY 90 F, the 21 August 2014 issue of Chugoku Shimbun, and some fragments of granite collected from disaster site.

Digital Folder DF-60002/0001

Hiroshima landslide recovery photographs, 20 August 2014 #60002, Series: "Rebun Kayo Hiroshima Landslide Recovery Photographs, Videos, and Related Materials, 20-24 and 30 August 2014." DF-60002/0001

Digital Files

98 images

Digital Folder DF-60002/0002

Hiroshima landslide recovery photographs, 21 August 2014 #60002, Series: "Rebun Kayo Hiroshima Landslide Recovery Photographs, Videos, and Related Materials, 20-24 and 30 August 2014." DF-60002/0002

Digital Files

97 images

Digital Folder DF-60002/0003

Hiroshima landslide recovery videos, 21 August 2014 #60002, Series: "Rebun Kayo Hiroshima Landslide Recovery Photographs, Videos, and Related Materials, 20-24 and 30 August 2014." DF-60002/0003

Digital Files

5 videos

Digital Folder DF-60002/0004

Chugoku Shimbun, 21 August 2014 #60002, Series: "Rebun Kayo Hiroshima Landslide Recovery Photographs, Videos, and Related Materials, 20-24 and 30 August 2014." DF-60002/0004

Digital Files

1 .pdf (33 images)

Chugoku Shimbun is a local and major newspaper published in Hiroshima, Japan. The 21 August issue reports the landslides disaster with photographs.

Physical item is in GAC-60002 Box 1

Digital Folder DF-60002/0005

Hiroshima landslide recovery photographs, 22 August 2014 #60002, Series: "Rebun Kayo Hiroshima Landslide Recovery Photographs, Videos, and Related Materials, 20-24 and 30 August 2014." DF-60002/0005

Digital Files

1 image

Digital Folder DF-60002/0006

Hiroshima landslide recovery videos, 22 August 2014 #60002, Series: "Rebun Kayo Hiroshima Landslide Recovery Photographs, Videos, and Related Materials, 20-24 and 30 August 2014." DF-60002/0006

Digital Files

4 videos

Digital Folder DF-60002/0007

Hiroshima landslide recovery photographs, 23 August 2014 #60002, Series: "Rebun Kayo Hiroshima Landslide Recovery Photographs, Videos, and Related Materials, 20-24 and 30 August 2014." DF-60002/0007

Digital Files

680 images

Digital Folder DF-60002/0008

Hiroshima landslide recovery videos, 23 August 2014 #60002, Series: "Rebun Kayo Hiroshima Landslide Recovery Photographs, Videos, and Related Materials, 20-24 and 30 August 2014." DF-60002/0008

Digital Files

7 videos

Digital Folder DF-60002/0009

Hiroshima landslide recovery photographs, 24 August 2014 #60002, Series: "Rebun Kayo Hiroshima Landslide Recovery Photographs, Videos, and Related Materials, 20-24 and 30 August 2014." DF-60002/0009

Digital Files

300 images

Digital Folder DF-60002/0010

Hiroshima landslide recovery videos, 24 August 2014 #60002, Series: "Rebun Kayo Hiroshima Landslide Recovery Photographs, Videos, and Related Materials, 20-24 and 30 August 2014." DF-60002/0010

Digital Files

1 video

Digital Folder DF-60002/0011

Hiroshima landslide recovery photographs, 30 August 2014 #60002, Series: "Rebun Kayo Hiroshima Landslide Recovery Photographs, Videos, and Related Materials, 20-24 and 30 August 2014." DF-60002/0011

Digital Files

102 images

Digital Folder DF-60002/0012

Granite fragments, August 2014 #60002, Series: "Rebun Kayo Hiroshima Landslide Recovery Photographs, Videos, and Related Materials, 20-24 and 30 August 2014." DF-60002/0012

Digital Files

2 images (4 Fragments)

Physical items are in GAC-60002 Box 1

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Processing Information

Processed by: Patrick Cullom, July 2015

Encoded by: Patrick Cullom, July 2015

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This collection is "born-digital" and original files have been deposited in the Carolina Digital Repository. The collection has been arranged, described, and access versions have been made available in this finding aid.

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