The Death of Old Yokohama

In the Great Japanese Earthquake of 1923

By Otis M Poole

© 2011 – Routledge

142 pages

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About the Book

It was almost noon in the picturesque city of Yokohama on Saturday, September 1st 1923 when the first sway of one of the world’s most destructive earthquakes was felt. The first great shock lasted for four minutes and in that time every building in the city was destroyed, together with 100,000 of its Japanese inhabitants and one eighth of its foreign community. Other shocks followed and then fire which swept through the ruins with hurricane speed, suffocating and burning to death thousands trapped in wreckage or trying to flee. A first-hand account of the disaster told by a survivor, this accurate and authentic account was written immediately after the earthquake and is here published with only minor additions and corrections

Table of Contents

1. Yokohama Before the Catastrophe 2. Saturday, September 1st 3. Sunday, September 2nd 4. Exodus 5. Phoenix 6. Aftermath 7. Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Japan

Routledge Library Editions: Japan brings together a century's worth of publishing and provides a comprehensive collection of volumes which chart the literature, history, economics, politics & sociology of this fascinating country.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS021000
HISTORY / Asia / Japan
REF000000
REFERENCE / General