Iris Ohyama "Evacuation set by scene"
Isn't the disaster prevention goods the same as they were five years ago?

September 1st is "Disaster Prevention Day". The Enuchi editorial department, who usually thinks about spending comfortably at home, also reviews the preparations at home and in the company at this time.

Even so, for those who haven't actually experienced a disaster, it's hard to know what to prepare . Therefore, this time, we asked Iris Ohyama, who released the "scene-specific evacuation set" the other day, about disaster prevention tips.

Awareness that fades over time

The company is headquartered in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture. It is said that many employees were affected by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.

Iris Ohyama "Evacuation set by scene"
Mr. Yusuke Kunimai, General Manager of the Hardware Division, who spoke to us, said he lived near Sendai Airport at the time of the earthquake.

Enuchi editorial department (abbreviated below): Five years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake. Has public awareness changed immediately after the earthquake and now?

Iris Ohyama Hard Division Yusuke Kunimai
Mr. Kunimai: Immediately after the earthquake, the demand for disaster prevention supplies increased at a stretch. However, in the latest questionnaire, the percentage of respondents who answered that they were "sufficiently prepared for disasters" was extremely low at 2%, revealing two facts: "no sense of crisis" and "I don't know what to prepare". It has become.

Diversifying evacuation methods

--The evacuation set released this time is prepared for each scene of "home", "evacuation center", "staying in the car", and "when it is difficult to return home".

Mr. Kunimai: In response to the previous questionnaire, this product was created with the concept of "let's make it easier to understand how to prepare concretely." Until now, it was premised on "evacuating to an evacuation center", but from the opinions of the company and the situation of this year's Kumamoto earthquake, it was found that there are more cases than evacuation centers. Therefore, we combine products according to the problems and needs that occur in each environment.

Iris Ohyama "Evacuation set by scene"
"Evacuation set for living in an evacuation center" (reference price 9,800 yen)

Iris Ohyama "Evacuation set by scene"
"Evacuation set for overnight stay in the car" (reference price 8,980 yen) The case can also be used as a water bucket or chair

Iris Ohyama "Evacuation set by scene"
"Evacuation set for accommodation when it is difficult to return home" (reference price 8,980 yen) Comes in a case that makes it easy to stack employees

Mr. Kunimai: In the set that assumes sleeping outside the home, we are enriching sleeping-related goods based on the voices of the victims. We changed the case according to the storage location, leaving room for personal items.

Iris Ohyama "Evacuation set by scene"
A blanket that keeps you warm and soft

Iris Ohyama "Evacuation set by scene"
An air bed that allows you to sleep comfortably at work

Iris Ohyama "Evacuation set by scene"
Air pillows and ear pads are also useful in unfamiliar environments

Iris Ohyama "Evacuation set by scene"
A backpack with both hands free is essential when evacuating. There is plenty of room for clothes, and rain gear for movement is also included.

--I've never seen a "toilet treatment set" for home life, but many others are familiar.

Iris Ohyama "Evacuation set by scene"
This is an "evacuation set for home life" (reference price 7,980 yen).

Mr. Kunimai: I was conscious of items that can be used everyday as much as possible. In the past, hand-cranked radio lights were the mainstream of disaster prevention goods, but with the spread of smartphones, radios are not really necessary as long as mobile phones can be charged. Therefore, I put in a battery-powered rechargeable battery. The light is a 2-way type that can also be a lantern. You can also use it at leisure.

--Surely, if you think that you can use it normally, the hurdle for purchasing will be lowered. By the way, I sometimes camp, but camping equipment is also useful.

Mr. Kunimai: I understand it because I also do it. Actually, if you have all the camping equipment, you can live (laughs).

-(I thought there was an outdoor aura ...) After that, "wet wipes" and "body wipes" are included in all of them.

Mr. Kunimai: In terms of hygiene and feelings, there is a considerable difference between wiping and refreshing the body. It's an essential item in an environment where you can't take a bath.

Recommendation of "daily stockpile"

--Finally, please tell us if there is anything that Mr. Kunimai usually practices for disaster prevention.

Mr. Kunimai: We practice "daily stockpiling" in which we buy a little more ordinary food such as water, staple food, and canned food. Even when I was in Miyagi, I was able to fully live with the dried noodles, water, and cassette stove that I had at home. If you buy one more case of water and rotate it more and more, you don't have to buy long-term storage water.

Iris Ohyama "Evacuation set by scene"
"Please secure only water anyway!"

Mr. Kunimai: I haven't been able to put it into practice, but I want to keep the gasoline full. In the event of a disaster, the amount of refueling may be limited.

- I see. Even if you don't bother to buy emergency food that you don't know the taste of, you can reflect your taste in what you usually eat. It seems that it will not be stowed away and forget about its existence. Thank you for your valuable story today!

With the diversification of lifestyles, there are various needs that arise in the event of a disaster. From the set of the minimum necessary items, I was able to easily imagine the situation at the time of a disaster. Of course, you can't live with disaster awareness every day, but why don't you review it at this time when you are becoming more aware of disaster prevention? * All listed prices do not include tax