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Kyoto City Fire Department Parade

Each year the Kyoto City Fire Department have a small parade and demonstration of their fire fighting skills. They show the assembled crowd near Okazaki Park their fire fighting equipment and their skills to use it. The demonstration…

Japan Smoking House

There was a fire drill at some office buildings in Shinagawa today. As I was passing, I noticed this fire tent, or fire house, that had been set up. The sign on the tent says that it is a "smoke experiencing house". No doubt the…

Japan Fire Inspections

After a number of fires at restaurants and small zakkyo (雑居) buildings, the fire inspectors have been out performing spot checks at various buildings around town. I saw a large group of them patrolling through Center-gai in Shibuya…