JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Last additions - Tamagawa Josui Aqueduct 玉川上水
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Tamagawa Josui Aqueduct lined with cherry trees. I missed the full bloom period.Apr 20, 2007
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Tamagawa Josui Aqueduct goes on for over 40 km to Yotsuya in Tokyo.Apr 20, 2007
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Materials and technique used for the Tamagawa Josui floodgate in the Edo Period.Apr 20, 2007
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Tamagawa Josui Aqueduct required constant repair and maintenance during the Edo Period. It created new jobs for Hamura residents (mostly farmers).Apr 20, 2007
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Tamagawa Josui Aqueduct1 commentsApr 20, 2007
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Cherry treesApr 20, 2007
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Park adjacent to Tamagawa Josui AqueductApr 20, 2007
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Map of Tamagawa Josui AqueductApr 20, 2007
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Walking path parallel to Tamagawa Josui Aqueduct. These are all cherry trees.Apr 20, 2007
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Statue of the Tamagawa brothersApr 20, 2007
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Floodgate. The position and length is almost the same as the original one built in the 17th century. Only the materials have been replaced with concrete. Water from the Tamagawa River going to Tamagawa Josui canal/Aqueduct.Apr 20, 2007
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Statue of the Tamagawa brothers who were consigned to build the Tamagawa Josui Aqueduct.Apr 20, 2007
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Tamagawa Josui Aqueduct entrance.Apr 20, 2007
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Tamagawa RiverApr 20, 2007
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Tamagawa River is dammed here by Hamura Intake Weir. Some of the diverted water is released back into Tamagawa River on the right.Apr 20, 2007
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Tamagawa Josui floodgate. Hamura is noted as the starting point of the Tamagawa Josui Aqueduct built by the Tamagawa farmer brothers in 1653 to supply water to the growing and thirsty city of Edo.Apr 20, 2007
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Entry point of Tamagawa Josui Aqueduct straight ahead. This water has been diverted from the Tamagawa River (on the right).Apr 20, 2007
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Start of Tamagawa Josui Aqueduct. The Aqueduct was built in 1653, 50 years after Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu moved to Edo. 玉川上水Apr 20, 2007
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Weeping cherryApr 20, 2007
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Weeping cherry next to the water park.Apr 20, 2007
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Tamagawa River has a good number of cherry trees in Hamura.Apr 20, 2007
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Weeping cherriesApr 20, 2007
 
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