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70126-0016 - Kyoto Incline


Kyoto Showa 1920s Unknown
The Inclined Lift Boat Railway, Okazaki Park and Japan’s first hydroelectric power plant, Keage Power Plant (the L-shaped building in the middle) around Higashiyama in Kyoto. Between 1885 and 1912, canals were built to bring water from Lake Biwa, across the mountains, to Kyoto. The Incline was used to transfer boats used in the canal. The project, designed by the recently graduated engineer Sakuro Tanabe, cost 10 times Kyoto’s annual budget at the time, but brought water, electricity and prosperity to the city.
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