This month’s cover picture is from a 2012 reprint of an 1896 pictorial magazine dedicated to that year’s earthquake and tsunami in the Tohoku area. Many black-and-white and a few colour prints of that disaster are reprinted, some looking remarkably similar to the photographic images of the March 11 disaster. The book, Taikaihigairoku (大海嘯被害録), is published by the Tono Culture Research Center in Iwate.