What if Mt. Fuji Erupted?

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Disaster Prevention


"Ganko-chan of Zawazawa Forest" is a long-running NHK ETV show that has been airing for 25 years.

25min ver.


NHK's puppet show "Ganko-chan of Zawazawa Forest" has been running for over 25 years. This is a special dome version a disaster prevention show, where you and the popular character Ganko-chan learn about evacuation and what you need to know to protect yourself from natural disasters. One day, the Oko-Limbo volcano erupts, but Ganko-chan continues to plays outside as she doesn’t feel the danger as the eruption is far away. However, "Lampupu" appears... and quizzes you and Ganko-chan about what you should do in case of an emergency. We look into Mt. Fuji, which has been considered a potential eruption site over the recent years, to learn about what kind of mountain it is through CGI visuals as well as how it appears on the hazard map, and what we need to do if Mt. Fuji were to erupt.