Refugees walking past rubbled remains of town

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Theodore Akimoto Family Collection

Caption on reverse: "FEC-48-5614. 30 June 48 / Quake rocks Fukui: / Refugees from the June 28, 1948 / earthquake which struck the city / of Fukui, Japan, and 39 other / neighboring villages, move along / the roads leading out of the / stricken area, in hopes of finding / a new home. The quake completely / destroyed over 30,000 homes and / left nothing but rubble to be seen / for miles around. / Photographer - Dargis / Photograph by U.S. Army Signal Corps."

June 30, 1948


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Courtesy of the Theodore Akimoto Family Collection

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