Sales of nuclear shelters and radiation-blocking air purifiers have increased in Japan in recent weeks as North Korea continues with missile tests in defiance of UN sanctions.
In the picture, you can see Seiichiro Nishimoto, CEO of Shelter Co., wearing a gas mask at a model room for the company’s nuclear shelters in the basement of his house in Osaka, Japan.
The air-tight basement features an anti-blast door, an anti-radiation air purifier, a tunnel exit, a Geiger counter, a television, gas masks, and other emergency supplies. The shelter’s ceiling is painted in bright blue skies, and has wallpaper depicting a tropical palm tree-lined beach.
In a 2009 interview, Nishimoto had claimed that his business had seen a record number of sales in the days between the announcement and launch of a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile over Japan at the time.