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The importance of plate tectonics in Japan

  The crust and upper mantle of Earth’s rigid outermost shell, known as the lithosphere, are fractured into seven or eight major tectonic plates, as well as numerous minor plates. During the early twentieth century, the first model outlining the pattern of our continents and their movement was produced. When the spreading of the ocean …

Hakusui Dam In Taketa, Japan

Lake water, which is used to irrigate the mountain valley’s crops, forms white foam, which contains air that travels over the curving surface of the levee crown, making a subtle pattern as it slithers down the slope. The stream’s force is gradually reduced as it is separated into steps, until it regains a transparent appearance. …

Tomata Dam In Kagamino, Japan

The Tomata Dam, which was completed in 2005, was part of a larger design project that included the entire area around it. A lakeside road, a bridge spanning the lake, a waterside park, an administrative office adjacent to the dam, and tree-planting on a cut slope were all part of the project. The dam was …

Lake Biwa Canal In Kyoto, Japan

The Lake Biwa Canal is a historic Japanese waterway that connects Lake Biwa with Kyoto. The canal, which was built during the Meiji Period, was originally intended to transmit lake water for drinking, irrigation, and industrial reasons, but it also served to move waterborne freight and passenger traffic. Water from the canal powered Japan’s first …

La Collina Omihachiman In Omihachiman, Japan

If plants and trees can breathe, then so can buildings made of the same soil and wood as the trees themselves. The architect appears to have attempted to replicate the concept of a living building that is in tune with its surroundings. His breathing isn’t always audible. To notice it, you must turn everything off. …

Yamanashi Fuefukigawa Fruit Park In Yamanashi

A dazzling display of light! The view from Fuefukigawa Fruit Park at night, which is one of Japan’s new three significant night sights. The Kofu Basin can be viewed at night from all of the park’s hills. Fruit Plaza is a 10-meter-high semi-circular glass dome with a 55-meter diameter and a 1,800-square-meter floor area. The …

Hachirogata Reclaimed Land In Akita Prefecture, Japan

It is the agricultural land where it rose in the surface of the water that surrounding soil wavered when a foot is put on the surface of the earth where it was reclaimed by drainage (Though a surface is dry, that is the sludge ground which dryness does not proceed through.) where it rose in …

Koiwai Farm In Shizukuishi,Japan

Koiwai is a private farm that spans 3000-hectares (7400-acres) at the foot of Mt. Iwate. Koiwai is well-known for its dairy products and as a popular tourist area, attracting approximately 750,000 tourists each year. You may milk a cow, ride a horse or part of the rebuilt horse tramway, attend a sheep-and-dog show, and much …