Hokkaido Chipmunk in the scenery postmark, Teshio Town, Hokkaido, Japan
A little background info on the scenery, which is a memorial monument.
In 1940, 11 people were killed in the tsunami caused by the Cape Kamui earthquake in Teshio.
August was in the middle of a hunting season on the coast. There were more than a dozen guardhouses in the dunes, where fishermen were sleeping. The tsunami of the earthquake washed away the barracks in a blink of eyes. It was a disaster that it was late at night, and a lot of victims came out. The victims had many children. In August, the school became summer vacation, and the children who were usually staying in the city area also went to stay at father's place and suffered damage.
This memorial monument was erected on the 33rd anniversary of August 1972. Fumiyo Asano miraculously saved from the tsunami and carved his poem on a stone monument.
Looking up at Rishiri Fuji on the other side of the river
The river of Teshio does not change even now.
It is said that a memorial service is held every year.
Really a nice design. Let's mourn the dead together with the little squirrel!