Earthquake Resistance of Kominka

Earthquake Resistance of Kominka

Good morning. One of our associates Yoshiyasu Onozuka gave a presentation in Osaka on November 1. The seminar was organized by the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry and titled “Surviving Houses from the Giant Earthquakes – lessons from 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake.” Yoshiyasu showed cases how Karl Bengs kominka survived from 2 big earthquakes struck Chuetsu region in Niigata in 2004 and 2007.


Karl Bengs mentioned a few times about earthquake resistance of kominka, how traditional Japanese wooden buildings absorb shocks in his book “The Four Seasons of Kominka.”

The Four Seasons of Kominka

The Four Seasons of Kominka by Karl Bengs