Maybe y’all should listen to those old squares

Mom’s First Law of Floods Where water has been before, water will be again.

Lots of Japanese ignored that law, but the folks of Aneyoshi followed it scrupulously.  Too bad most folks don’t stop to read the writing on the wall–or on those corny old stone markers, either…

Update (9 April).  Masanobu Shishikura didn’t need to read old stone markers; he figured out the tsunamis were coming just by looking at dirt. Nobody listened to him, either.

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