World News:In March 2011, a massive earthquake of magnitude 9.1 on Richter’s scale hit Japan and was soon followed by a devastating tsunami as well, that pushed the whole world in shock, during the time of the disaster, a 100-year-old Japanese clock kept inside a Buddhist monastery in Yamamoto city submerged into the water leaving it dysfunctional later.
The clock’s owner Bunsun Sakano tried his best to fix the old clock but it didn’t work. Exactly after 10-years another tremor hit the area in February 2021 now making the clock to tick by itself.
The clock was kept in Miyagi region at the Fumonji Temple in Yamamoto, during the disaster Miyagi and Fukushima were one of the worst affected areas. Fukushima’s fate was far worse as the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant was affected, causing massive radiation contamination problems in the area.
Bunsun Sakano was also the head priest of the Fumonji Temple, he found the old clock among the debris of the disaster and tried fixing it in which he was not successful. Following the tremors in February this year, which some meteorologists think could be really late aftershocks of 2011 quakes.
As Bunsun Sakano was carrying on his daily chores that day, he heard the ticking sounds of the clock back again and found out it was the clock that is ticking on its own again. Bunsun Sakano was inspired that the clock has started ticking again meaning him that its time to push forward again with new determination. Sakano is 58-years-old.
Seiko, the maker of the clock claimed that either the tight dust builds up inside the clock took too long to loosen and withered at the final blow of the recent tremors or the pendulum that stopped, 10-years earlier due to the tremors was re-kindled after the recent February tremors now.