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Fukui Prefecture Dam

0938-Umokawa Dam / Fukui Prefecture

Date: 7/29/2023 (Mon.) I came here after the tour at the Sasagawa Dam. It seems that we used to be able to go close to the embankment, but we gave up and just looked at it from the national highway because of this sign on the single-pipe barricade. I wonder if we can get permission if we call them... Unkawa...
Fukui Prefecture Dam

0939-Sasogawa Dam / Fukui Prefecture

Date of visit: Monday, July 29, 2023 The Sasao River Dam is located upstream of the Managawa Dam on the Sasao River, the right branch of the Managawa River. It was one of the dams I had always wanted to visit, but since the top edge of the dam is usually off-limits, I had no choice but to go for a tour during the "Friendship with Forest and Lake" season. However, the first time we went, my son...
Dam log

Observed the 2023 Kiso San-river Combined Flood Fighting Exercise

The event was held on May 21, 2023, but it's been almost 10 months 💦 Hi, it's time for the dam log. When you like dams and doing this and that, there are many things you may be interested in. One of them is the "Flood Fighting Exercise. Every year before the flooding season, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) and other s...
Okayama Prefecture Dam

1873-Kawamoto Dam / Okayama Prefecture

Date of visit: 2/18/2015 (Wed) After a thorough tour of the Shin Naruha River Dam and a quick visit to the Tahara Dam, we came to the Kawamoto Dam, which is operated by Okayama Prefecture. Kawamoto Dam is a hollow gravity concrete dam that is used for flood control, power generation, and industrial water supply to the Mizushima Coastal Industrial Zone...
Dam log

Lecture at the Tokai Branch of Kansai Electric Power Co.

February 21, 2024 was a drizzly and rainy day. Hello, it's time for the dam log. On that day, I took the subway to the Tokai branch of Kansai Electric Power Co. I get off at Takatake Station on the Nagoya City Subway Sakuradori Line. It may have been 27 years since I got off at this station. My mentor from my school days (close enough to call...
Okayama Prefecture Dam

1880-Tabara Dam / Okayama Prefecture

Date of interview: 2/18/2015 (Wed.) The Shin Naruha River Dam's reservoir is used as an upper reservoir for pumped-storage power generation, and the Tahara Dam is located in the lower reservoir of the Shin Naruha River Dam. On this day, I visited the Shin Naruha River Dam with a group of friends and then moved on to another dam...
Off-line meeting/event report

Completed the Gurutto Shinshu Dam Meguri Dam Stamp Rally 2023!

The "Gurutto Shinshu Dam Meguri Dam Stamp Rally 2023" is being held in Nagano Prefecture until November 30, 2023 (Thursday). Collecting stamps will earn you a limited-edition original dam design can badge, an original dam card holder, and an original character from the Nagano Prefectural Bureau of Public Enterprises, "...
Off-line meeting/event report

Overcoming the odds of winning by a factor of 20, we celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Kurobe Dam from inside the embankment!

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the completion of the Kurobe Dam, and various events are being held at the dam. In Omachi City, where Ogisawa Station, the entrance to the Nagano side of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, is located, the tourist association is taking the lead in promoting the Kurobe Dam with a variety of events. Why is it the dam that enlivens the...
Okayama Prefecture Dam

1879-Shinnarigawa River Dam / Okayama Prefecture

Interview Date: 2/18/2015 (Wed) The Shin Naruha River Dam is a gravity arch dam owned by the Chugoku Electric Power Co. and is responsible not only for supplying electricity to the rapidly developing postwar industrial area, but also for supplying water for industrial use. The Shin Naruha River Dam can be visited on weekdays with prior application, so fellow dam enthusiasts ...
Dam News

Tohoku University Online Public Lecture on Tadamigawa Power Development Opens Again This Year

This year, an online public lecture titled "Building Giant Dams on the Tadami River" will be held again on the Tadami River Power Development (Okutadami Dam and Tagokura Dam), which was researched and covered by Professor Shuji Tanaka of Tohoku University. He will explain how they were built, the social background, local conditions, and civil engineering techniques from various perspectives....
Dam log

I switched my car from an Extrail to a Sienta.

I have been driving an Extrail (T31/20GT) since July 2011, but after 12 years I finally switched to a new Sienta (10 series/HEV Z, 5 seats, 2WD)! Hi, it's time for the Dumb Log! Ordered on November 6, 2022 and July 1, 2023...
Okayama Prefecture Dam

1905-Chiya Dam / Okayama Pref.

Date of interview: 2/18/2015 (Wed.) On this day, we were invited to go see the Shin Naruha River Dam together, and we stopped by the Senya Dam on the way. It looks like a direct-controlled dam because of its gorgeous equipment, but it is a Okayama Prefecture-owned dam. The time was around 7:40 in the morning. It was a sleet...
Dam goods

The Man Who Turned Water into Light Momosuke Fukuzawa (Shinsuke Ogino), Dynamic Business Manager

A biographical novel featuring Momosuke Fukuzawa, the king of electric power. It is a novel that gives us a hand-on view of Momosuke's life. Because it is a novel, there are some points that may differ from the historical facts due to the direction. However, considering the entertainment value of the novel, it can be easily accepted...
Driving course

January 2015 Wakayama Prefecture Dam Tour (Hirokawa Dam - Tonoyama Dam)

On this day, I went to Wakayama Prefecture for the first time after hearing that the Kirimegawa Dam under construction had reached its surcharge level and would be releasing (overflowing) water. This is the route I took when I visited the dam. The area is famous for producing mandarin oranges and plums, so I stopped at a roadside station along the way to buy souvenirs related to these products...
Wakayama Prefecture Dam

1644-Tonoyama Dam a.k.a. Gogawa Dam / Wakayama Prefecture

Date of interview: 1/28/2015 (Wed.) The last dam visited on this day became the Tonoyama Dam, an arch dam owned by Kansai Electric Power Co. It is also known as the "Godo River Dam". I don't remember anymore where we drove to, but it was quite a distance to travel from the Shimanose Dam...
Dam goods

Dumb & Dumber 2 (Dum Dum) Masaki Hagiwara (Media Factory)

This is said to be the first ever dam photo book published by Mr. Hagiwara. The first volume focused on eastern Japan, but it was so well received that a second volume, "Dam 2 (dum dum)," focusing on western Japan, was published. The second volume is called "Dum Dum" instead of "Dum Two. How cute...
Wakayama Prefecture Dam

1650-Shimanose Dam / Wakayama Prefecture

Date of interview: 1/28/2015 (Wed) After leaving the Kirimegawa Dam, we visited the Shimanose Dam. This was the fourth dam of the day. The Shimanose Dam is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and is used for agricultural water as Nanki Water. The specialties of the area are of course Kishu plums, Nanko plums, and Yamika...
Dam goods

To Those Who Love Dams (Small Publications)

As there has been only one page registered in the dam goods category for a long time, I decided it was time to enhance it and chose the second one, a collection of dam photos, "To those who love dams". Yes, it's a big bowl of miso in front of you (lol).
Wakayama Prefecture Dam

3131-Kirimegawa Dam / Wakayama Pref.

Date: 1/28/2015 (Wed.) I came here after hearing that the Kirimegawa Dam, which is under test flooding, is surcharged and overflowing. As I live in Aichi Prefecture, the route from Mie Prefecture is shorter in terms of driving distance, but since there are many sections where the expressway is not yet ...
Wakayama Prefecture Dam

1649-Tsubayama Dam / Wakayama Pref.

Date of interview: 1/28/2015 (Wed.) The second dam of the day was the Tsubakiyama Dam. It is one of the dams in Wakayama that I would like to see once because it has prevented floods many times. It is equipped with many facilities and looks like a dam of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism or the Japan Water Agency, but it is a prefectural...
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