The Restoration Support Project to Public Documents Damaged by the Tsunami in the City of Miyako

                                                                                                                                                                     October 27, 2011

 The National Archives of Japan conducted a project to restore public documents of the city of Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake as follows.
 Upon request of Miyako, the National Archives of Japan implemented this project, aiming to support the city to restore damaged public documents immediately by fostering personnel who would take on local restoration work.
 The National Archives of Japan provided Miyako with the equipment and supplies used in this project free of charge for the city's future restoration work.


1. Period        Monday, September 12 - Friday, September 30, 2011
                     (13 days in total except Saturdays, Sundays, and National Holidays)
                     *Held a skill training on Sep.12 to give local residents hired for restoration a vital skill for restoration, making use of
                     the system of Tokyo Document Recovery Assistance Force, a volunteer organization.

2. Hours        9:00-17:30

3. Venue        Iwate Prefectural Fishery Science Museum

4. Organizer   National Archives of Japan, Incorporated Administrative Agency

5. Content      Foster personnel who will be able to take on future restoration work by on-the-job training of restoring historical
                     public documents affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake.
                     *Main objects: Public documents related to citizen's life and antique documents
6. Others
 (1) Dispatched instructors and National Archives' staff including conservators to the site
 (2) Hired local residents living in the city of Miyako (8 persons)
 (3) Number of documents restored : 30 volumes (5,036 paper sheets)
 (4) Provided the city with the equipments necessary to carry out the project onward

  • Skill training

    Skill training

  • Damaged public documents

    Damaged public documents

  • Restoration


  • Report to the mayor

    Report to the mayor


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