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November 14, 2004



Fire control equipment

We can often see fire control equipment in Tokyo because Tokyo is a city where a lot of wooden houses are densely built. There are quite a few fire stations and we can often see fire engines running. This is a sign of a fire cistern which helps the fire fighting. When I was a child, there were a lot of pools or water tanks here and there, but as you know, land is so precious in Tokyo that we cannot waste it with pools. So, most of the pools and tanks were burried underground and this sign indicates where they are.

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