A Japanese company is marketing a family-sized earthquake and tsunami escape pod to clients who fear a repeat of the disasters that hit Japan earlier this year.


The bright yellow, spherical fiberglass pod is manufactured by New Cosmo Power. and has been named "Noah." It costs $3900 for the four-person size and more for larger versions.

“The more people know about it, the more they will be able to obtain this product according to their needs,” company President Shoji Tanaka claims. “This is the only shelter that guarantees protection from any natural disaster.”

The company has already sold two of the pods and says it has another 700 orders, some of them from fishermen who see the pod as a potential lifeboat.

This video is from Reuters, posted October 7, 2011.