Earthquake-resistant domes in Kumamoto

(All photos by Atrero de Guzman/AFLO)

Earthquake-resistant dome houses in Aso Farm Land, Kumamoto prefecture, were used as evacuation shelters for Kumamoto earthquake victims.
Some houses are decorated with a drawing of Kumamoto prefecture’s mascot “Kumamon,” a cute bear character.

Made of earthquake-proof styrofoam, the housing withstood the devastating Kumamoto earthquake in April 2016.