It commemorates the Great Kanto earthquake that took place on that date in 1923
9/1 is Bosai (#DisasterPrevention) Day--visit the #BosaiDiversity site and better prepare yourself by discovering the many unique emergency needs of a diverse society. https://t.co/EMUl9rpaLi #ResilientJapan #LandOfDiversity pic.twitter.com/qCqymatg2C— The Gov't of Japan (@JapanGov) September 1, 2019
I've blogged previously about my Tokyo Bosai book, which was handed out to all households in the city. One of them decided to sell theirs on eBay.
Check out the Bosai Diversity website for a video and a set of cards of items which would be of particular value to particular people.
Click on the cards and tags and assemble your own kit, and recognise the different needs should a disaster arise.
You can also share the kit you create with others...
Looking to see if I can find the cards as a PDF download rather than digital asset...