A 600-year-old tombstone in Japan says: “High dwellings are the peace and harmony of our descendants. Remember the calamity of the great tsunamis. Do not build any homes below this point.” The descendants paid close attention. The dozen or so households of Aneyoshi, Japan, did not build below that point. As a result, their homes emerged untouched from the recent tsunami and flood while low-lying communities elsewhere along Japan’s northeastern shore suffered thousands of casualties.
Could many more have been saved had everyone paid attention to the advice of the ancestors?
Hundreds of such markers (warnings) dot the coastline. Some of them are more than 600 years old. If one looks at all of the markers collectively as a whole, one can make the argument they are not separate stones at all but an ancient early warning system for descendants in Japan.
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