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101105-0020 - Nanzenji Aqueduct

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Kyoto Meiji 1890s Unknown
The suirokaku (水路閣, aqueduct) at Nanzenji Temple (南禅寺) in Kyoto. It was completed in 1889 (Meiji 21) to supply Kyoto with water from Lake Biwa for electricity generation and the city’s drinking water supply, as well as facilitate transportation. The hydro-electric power station built for this project was Japan’s first. The project was designed by Japanese Civil Engineer Sakuro Tanabe (田辺朔郎, 1861–1944).
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