A University of Tokyo professor is working on a project to colorize photographs of the major earthquake that struck the capital and surrounding areas a century ago and create a 3D map of the quake-hit areas.

Those photos and map will be displayed in an exhibition on the 1923 disaster set to start at the National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo on Sept. 1.

Hidenori Watanave, the professor of information design, said that he hopes his project "will inspire people to prepare for the next disaster."