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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Wakayama Prefecture Dam

1648-Hirogawa Dam / Wakayama Pref.

Date of interview: 1/28/2015 (Wed.) On this day, I came to Wakayama Prefecture after hearing that the Kirimegawa Dam, which was under test flooding, had reached its surcharge level and would be discharging water on a test basis. Looking back, it was the first time in my life to visit Wakayama Prefecture. It was just before 7:00 in the morning in winter, so it was a little...
Okayama Prefecture Dam

1868-Yashiroguchi Dam

Date of the interview: 12/10/2014 (Wed.) This was the last dam tour of the day. After leaving the Yubara Dam, we headed south along the Asahikawa River, stopping at the Shaguchi Dam on the way to the Yubara IC. To the east of the Shaguchi Dam is an area called Yashiro, which, as the name implies, is a spiritual...
Okayama Prefecture Dam

1869-Yubara Dam

Date of interview: 12/10/2014 (Wed.) The Yubara Dam is the one we came from Onbara Dam via Ningyo-Toge (Ningyo Pass) in a largely Tottori roundabout way. This was the 10th dam on this day. This Yubara Dam is one of the dams that I have wanted to see many times. The Yubara Dam was built by Okayama Prefecture in 1948 as the Asahi...
Okayama Prefecture Dam

1909-Tomata Dam

Date of interview: 12/10/2014 (Wednesday) TomadaWe arrived at this Tomada Dam just a short distance from the Tomada Kurambe Dam. This was the eighth dam of the day. I had always wanted to visit the dam after seeing photos taken by others, but finally got to see it for the first time...
Okayama Prefecture Dam

1889-Kagami Dam

Date of interview: 12/10/2014 (Wed) We came to the main purpose of this day's dam tour, the Kanami Dam. Like the Tsugawa Dam and Kuroki Dam, this dam is also owned by Okayama Prefecture. From Kuroki Dam, we wandered around the stage of the horrific Tsuyama Incident, and took Prefectural Routes 75 and 68 to Kanami...
Okayama Prefecture Dam

1876-Kurogi Dam

Date of interview: 12/10/2014 (Wed.) After the Tsugawa Dam, we came to the Kuroki Dam. The name of the dam is not "Kuroki" but "Kurogi. Like the Tsugawa Dam, the Kuroki Dam is also an Okayama Prefecture-operated dam and is the same gravity-type concrete dam, but it is 29 years older than the Tsugawa Dam....
Okayama Prefecture Dam

1907-Tsugawa Dam

Date of interview: 12/10/2014 (Wed.) On this day, I decided to visit the dams in Okayama Prefecture to collect materials for the dam New Year greeting cards I make every year (even though it is already December), and Tsugawa Dam was the first dam I visited. Tsugawa Dam is a multi-purpose dam operated by Okayama Prefecture. The river flowing through Tsugawa Dam is called "Tsugawa...
Tochigi Prefecture Dam

0569-Itamuro Dam

Date of interview: 11/19/2014 (Wed.) Itamuro Dam is a gravity concrete dam constructed as a reverse control reservoir for the Fukayama Dam and the Itamuro Power Plant of the Tochigi Prefectural Enterprise Bureau, which are located upstream. Itamuro Dam also takes in water for irrigation and water supply. The road to Itamuro Dam I knew it, but I didn't dare...
Tochigi Prefecture Dam

0570-Shiobara Dam

Date of interview: 11/19/2014 (Wed.) On this day, I visited Nasu Shiobara in Tochigi Prefecture for the first time in four years. The last time I visited Nasu Shiobara, I took the bullet train to participate in a tour of the Yashio Dam and the Snakeo River Dam, but I felt it was a waste of a long trip, so this time I took the car and...
Hyogo Prefecture Dam

3045-Mitakara Dam

Date of interview: 04/20/2014 (Sun) The Minosho area, where the Sanpo Dam is located, originally had "three wells" as the name of the area suggests, which were treasures for the residents to nurture their lives. Therefore, the Sanpo Dam was named in the hope that it would be a treasure as well...
Hyogo Prefecture Dam

3234-Kurikara Dam

Interview Date: 04/20/2014 (Sun) Kurigara Dam was originally constructed under the name of Nishiki Dam (Nishiki Dam). It is a gravity-type concrete dam designed to control floods in the Kurigara area, provide water for the water supply, and maintain the normal functioning of running water. The name "Kurigara" is derived from the ...
Tokushima Prefecture Dam

2126-Kawaguchi Dam

Date of interview: 3/2/2014 (Sun.) The last dam I chose for this day's dam tour in Shikoku was Kawaguchi Dam, located at the downstream end of the Naga River. To tell the truth, I wanted to stop by Fukui Dam and Masaki Dam, but it was around 3:45 p.m. when we arrived at Kawaguchi Dam. And since the embankment height is low, we didn't have that much time...
Tokushima Prefecture Dam

2122-Nagayasuguchi Dam

One of the dams in Shikoku that has been on my mind for a long time was this Chouankou Dam. The Chinese character for "Chang'an" sounds like "Chouan" and you might be tempted to read it as "Chouankou," but "Nagayasuguchi" is the correct answer. Chang'an is the name of a place and the entrance ...
Dam in Kochi Prefecture

2309-Nagase Dam

The Nagase Dam is located up the national highway along the Monobe River following the Yoshino Dam. The signboard standing on the right bank of the river, with a unique character depicted on the signboard, is a...
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