How A Giant Catfish Caused A Japanese Earthquake

In November 1855, the Great Ansei Earthquake struck the city of Tokyo. This colourful book was created to show people that a legendary giant catfish had caused the disaster...
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In November 1855, the Great Ansei Earthquake struck the city of Tokyo. This colourful book was created to show people that a legendary giant catfish had caused the disaster...

In November 1855, the Great Ansei Earthquake struck the city of Edo (now Tokyo) and killed 7,000 people. This woodblock colour print book, called Namazu-e, was created to tell the tale that a legendary giant catfish had caused the disaster. Some people even believed that the book would protect them from future earthquakes.

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