Take a Look at Tokyo's Beautiful Disaster Preparedness Guide

Rebecca OConnell
metro.tokyo.jp / metro.tokyo.jp

"It is predicted that there is a 70 percent possibility of an earthquake directly hitting Tokyo within the next 30 years. Are you prepared?" asks the back of Disaster Preparedness Tokyo, a 340-page safety manual. This detailed and thoughtful book is jam-packed with tips and directions to stay alive in the event of a disaster.

The Japanese capital has suffered plenty of natural catastrophes in its history, including earthquakes, tsunamis, and fires. As efficient as always, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has compiled a helpful manual that is also aesthetically beautiful.

Disaster Preparedness Tokyo is tailored to the features of the city and the lifestyles of its residents, and it contains easy-to-understand information on how to prepare for and respond to a disaster. In the event of such an event, it gives victims everything they need to know—from keeping warm with newspapers to coping with death. You can explore the entire booklet online by downloading the PDFs here.

[h/t: Visual News]