The public library in the city of Higashimatsushima, in Miyagi Prefecture, has succeeded in preserving the memories of local residents who survived the 2011 massive earthquake and tsunami so that people all over the world can share their experiences.

The Higashimatsushima City Library has compiled accounts from about 150 victims, some of which have been translated into English and put online thanks to a volunteer group launched by a Japanese woman living in the United States.

In mid-February, three officials from the library went to the house of Masafumi Kamenoi, a priest at Shirahige Shrine, which was destroyed by the tsunami.