Dam Of Wonder!

Realizing my love for Wonder Stuff, a friend’s father recently gave me some photographs taken at Hakusui Dam, a structure designated by the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs as an Important Cultural Property on the Japanese island of Kyushu.

Built in 1938, this stunningly elegant concrete gravity dam spans 86m at a height of 14m.
A marvellous thing indeed.

Thank you so much, Ujita-san, for the incredible photos.      (click the images to enlarge)

Plenty more documentation can be found with a Google web search.

~ by JapanGasm on 7 June, 2010.

2 Responses to “Dam Of Wonder!”

  1. I just found this website and thought you would enjoy it. I loved going in the grocery store and seeing the different flavors of KitKats coming out each month.

    http://www.napajapan.com/Default.asp

    Have fun! – TNC

  2. That’s nice. I mean really nice.
    I have often tried to work out what makes the best (in general) Japanese art so appealing, from Japanese James Bond film posters to bowls for the tea ceremony, it keeps on happening though. As near as I’ve got it’s the letting the idea speak or letting one part of it (the texture, the idea of film as a series of scenes) really speak out.

    Musically as well there is some fascinating stuff going on from Cornelius to the earlier work of Ryuichi Sakamoto, or Masami Tsuchiya you could go further back that’s enough.

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