Japanese Building Falls Apart in a Most Unexpected Way

Earlier today, a powerful typhoon ravaged Okinawa, Japan. This is serious stuff. People were urged to seek shelter as islands were hit with strong winds and rain. The way that this building was wrecked might surprise you.

Above, you can see a restaurant called "Sakae" (栄), which means "glory" in Japanese. Located in the city of Naha, it is a small restaurant with about four tables or so inside and an inexpensive menu. Rather, it was.

Japanese Building Falls Apart in a Most Unexpected Way

The building wasn't flattened, but as you can see in the photo courtesy Twitter user KURO_yasu45, it's been unfolded.

Japanese Building Falls Apart in a Most Unexpected Way

To better understand what you are looking at, here is an image from the biggest Japanese internet forum, 2ch, which labels each part of the wreckage.

Japanese Building Falls Apart in a Most Unexpected Way

Online in Japan, people have been comparing the destruction to a dollhouse that unfolds.

Japanese Building Falls Apart in a Most Unexpected Way

The building appeared on MSN Japan as well as on popular Japanese daytime show Miyaneya, which you can see below:

Japanese Building Falls Apart in a Most Unexpected Way

Japanese Building Falls Apart in a Most Unexpected Way

Hopefully the owner of this restaurant has insurance and can get this establishment rebuilt. Glad that apparently no one was hurt.

那覇市の 「お食事処 栄」 を御覧ください [2ch]

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