Disaster Prevention Parks

Are the Japanese the most clever people in the world? In my daily browse of the news, I followed a link trail to this: What is the Disaster Prevention Park?

From pavillion to emergency shelter
From picnic table to outdoor kitchen

Over 50 public parks in Tokyo have cleverly-designed amenities that can be quickly converted into kitchens, shelters, and toilet facilities in the event of a widespread disaster.

Tip from Kottke.org, which lead to Spoon & Tamgo, which lead to Tokyo.

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