‘Brand in Mokum’

As former generations used to sing in the Netherlands ‘brand in Mokum’ (fire in Amsterdam), in Kyoto it’s a real issue to avoid fire with so many wooden houses and temples. Nearly all the temples have been rebuild after a fire and most of them are not older than 150 years. The last big fire in Kyoto has been in november 1864.

As a first action, they have a red basket of water and a fire hose outside on the streets and they made beautiful posters (with a white cat in the center?)!
Until now I haven’t seen any fire in the neighborhood, fingers crossed.

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