‘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?)!