Tsunami Games

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Jun 27, 2011 20:57 earthquake 地震
According to the press, children who were exposed to the tsunami during the time of the Great Earthquake now often play a tsunami game*, which surprises surrounding adults. However, experts say that this is an important process through which they heal themselves.

* In Japanese, these games are called tsunami ごっこ.

For example, a five year old girl in a room at her kindergarten suddenly stood up on the bench and shouted that a tsunami was coming and that everyone should run away toward a high place. Then other children, who had been playing with building blocks and such, all at once said “Run away! Run away!” and jumped up on the bench with their toys and bags in their hands.