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In 2007 – 12 years after the great Hanshin earthquake of 1995 – graphic designer Bunpei Yorifuji published “jishin itsumo note” (地震イツモノート). The book was an attempt to aggregate, in a creative and somewhat unconventional way, the collective knowledge of those who experienced the quake first hand. The collective voices of the 167 contributors range from simple tips, suggestions and preparedness measures to actuall survival strategies after a quake has struck

Complete with his signature quirky illustrations, the designer has uploaded part one and part two of the chapter “after the earthquake” and part one and part two of the chapter “evacuation lifestyle.”

Update [5.3.2011]: Bunpei Yorifuji has released the entire contents of his book, as well as other supplementary information, on a website he created called jishin itsumon.