Video: Puca Puca Tono Craft catches eyes at Japan’s rescue vehicle exhibition

by Gareth Mankoo

Of all the places in the world, it is befitting to have an exhibition on disaster prevention, mitigation and crisis management in Japan. The country has seen everything from tsunami tragedies to life-shattering earthquakes. The Central District of Nankai Trough in particular has been ridden with earthquakes and the kind citizens of the area have been inflicted many times. Called TEC2013, the exhibition focuses on prevention and management of natural calamities. It was held on 24th and 25th May, 2013 at Port Messe Nagoya in Nagoya. Among the many things that drew our eyes toward them was the cool Tono Craft. Shaped like a flying saucer, the little rescue (ship?) contraption is made to float whenever disaster strikes. It’s said to be a disaster relief capsule in case of a tsunami.

Also on display at the exhibition we have ‘Ark of Ise’ made of steel that soaks up impact, made to keep a pair of lucky folk alive at sea, Life Armor NEO that looks cute but can hold four adults, a cool 25-seater life boat called Mizuno Marin and many more. The Puca Puca Tono Craft could cost one 850,000 Yen ($8,680).

[Via – Atmarkit]

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