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Dam in Ishikawa Prefecture

0917-Akase Dam / Ishikawa, Japan

After visiting Managawa Dam, Sasagawa Dam, and Kumogawa Dam as part of a seasonal event to familiarize myself with forests and lakes, I thought about what to do with the time I had before returning home, and decided to visit an area of Ishikawa Prefecture that I had not yet visited. The first of these was the Akase Dam...
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

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

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

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

3327-Tomata Anbu Dam

Date: 12/10/2014 (Wed) I stopped by the Tomada Saddle Dam because I wanted to see one dam before the Tomada Dam, one of the main dams of the day. A saddle is a depression in a mountain ridge like a horse's saddle.
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

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

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...
Hyogo Prefecture Dam

3209-Mikumari Dam

Date of interview: 1/4/2014 (Sat.) The Mikumari Dam was the next dam we visited on this day after the Hachimantani Dam. The name of the dam is written in hiragana, which is unusual. The approach to Mikumari Dam from Hachimantani Dam looks like it can be reached from the upstream side of Mikumari Dam on the map, but on the way...
Dam in Gifu Prefecture

1129-Nyukawa Dam

Date:2013/10/6(Sun) with DAM NIGHT in Nagoya I went around the Kiso River dams to take dam photos for the presentation and exhibition, and my final destination was the Niu River Dam. The Niu River Dam is a multi-purpose dam operated by the Gifu Prefectural Government...
Dam in Toyama Prefecture

0846-Muromaki Dam

Date of report:2013/08/04 (Sun.) The Muromaki Dam is located southward from the Yatsuo Dam. You can naturally reach it by heading south along the Muromaki River (Ida River) on Prefectural Route 230. However, according to Toyama Prefecture's website, the road downstream is not good, so we took National Road No. 472, Shoma...
Dam in Toyama Prefecture

3699-Kumanogawa Dam

Date of report:2013/08/03 (Sat) I visited Arimine Dam, Sukenobu Dam, Oguchigawa Dam, and Omata Dam to see the Kumanogawa Dam. The Kumanogawa Dam is located in Toyama Prefecture, although the name of the dam alone suggests that it might be in Mie or Wakayama Prefecture. We also saw the Hokuriku Electric Power Co. dam throughout the day...
Fukui Prefecture Dam

0947-Managawa Dam

On this day, I came to Managawa Dam to attend a talk by Mr. Yajaku, a fellow dam enthusiast, and a tour of the embankment as part of the "Friendship with Forests and Lakes Season" event. View of the upstream face of the embankment from the left bank It was mid-summer, but the heat was gone when I saw the dam. Managawa Dam...
Saitama Prefecture Dam

0642-Urayama Dam

Date:July 15, 2013 (Mon) I went from Arima Dam to Chichibu City to have lunch, but all the places were full, so I wandered up to Urayama Dam thinking that there would be something to eat while moving around. I went to the Urayama Dam with my family, but they said they would wait in the car, so I just went around to take pictures...
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