Wednesday, July 29, 2015

TAMAGAWA WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM IN TOKYO.



We went to Hamura city to see one of the water supply systems.  This city is located in the suburbs of Tokyo.

青梅線の羽村駅から、玉川上水の源流を訪ねて歩きました。


Tamagawa water supply system was completed in 1653 AD.
The fundamental system is used even now for drinking water to Tokyo citizens.

江戸時代に六つ有った、上水のうち、長く使われたのは、神田上水とこの玉川上水です。


Tamagawa river. 多摩川です。



A grey heron in Tamagawa river. アオサギです。


The purification plant use this stream from Tamagawa river.

玉川上水の取り入れ口付近です。


The remained stream, coming from the plant.

上水を取り入れた後の玉川上水の流れです。


We could see some flowers, walking from Hamura railroad station to this plant.


Shrub althea. ムクゲです。


White crape myrthe. 白いサルスベリです。


Paederia scandens.

ヘクソカズラです。なんと可哀そうな名前でしょうか。


Liriope platyphylla. ヤブランです。


Tiger lily. オニユリです。


There is a very old well very near Hamura railroad station.


A snail shaped well. 
This well was made in 9th century and used more than one thousand years.

まいまいず井戸です。 9世紀に作られ千年以上現役でした。



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46 comments:

  1. Hello Minoru, pretty shot of the river and the heron. The flowers are beautiful. the old well is interesting, great shots. Have a happy day!

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  2. A beautiful place! Nice shot of the heron.

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  3. What a beautiful place! Nice shots!

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  4. Oh, such a lovely place !!!
    Thanks for sharing your shots !!
    Greetings

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  5. Was für schöne Fotos !
    Liebe Grüße
    Käthe

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  6. Beautiful flowers! The water system was early in place! Love your photo of the well! Some of the individual houses here where I live now, have wells. Our daughter and son in law too.

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  7. Very nice series!
    Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/07/variations.html

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  8. Wow so beautiful and that old well is awesome. Love it!!

    Thank you in linking Water World Wednesday. I do appreciate it and see you next week!
    Kim,USA

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  9. Beautiful shots. It's amazing that this water system has been used for so many centuries. The wild flower shots are just gorgeous.

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  10. The snail shape well is interesting. :)

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  11. ⊰❀˚° ·.
    Fotos incríveis!!!

    Ótima quinta-feira!
    Beijinhos.
    ♡ه° ·.

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  12. What an interesting post. I enjoy the photos.

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  13. That's a wonderful photo of the Tiger Lily, Minoru! What an interesting shaped well - and so old! You travel to such interesting places.

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  14. What a lovely series of shots.

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  15. Just can't imagine life without flowers.

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  16. I'm familiar with the flowers except the Paederia, what interesting little tubular flowers with the glowing red interior. The ancient well and fun spiral pathy look so well-cared for, and the scenery and water sources look so clean and pristine. It's amazing how long they have been used. I like the shot of the heron fishing, too.

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  17. Lovely and unfamiliar flowers. I like your shot of the well with the circular path.

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  18. AWW, the last picture is priceless really :) i love how that well looks. From the worls, personally, i see Japan as one of the most succesful countries in the world and industry-related stuffs like this is plenty!. Thanks for allowing us to tour minoru!

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  19. This is an interesting post to note that Tokyo is so advanced since a long time ago! You guys have been planning well since 1653 AD to shape out the Tamagawa water supply system! That speaks for the innovative and smart town planners of Tokyo to be so far sighted.
    Your flowers are pretty and often made me wonder how our mother nature shaped those beautiful flowers! The last photo is unique and nice to observe the swirling paths.

    Thank you for sharing and have a nice day!

    Your post brought me some memorable experience in 1994 when I had the privilege to be sent by the Japan's Hazama Corporation on a helicopter to bring a photographer to shoot the photos of our rivers, irrigation plants and water system for their corporate profile. It was an eye opener to me to note how the Japanese technology could help us filter and refine our dirty & muddy rivers into safe clean drinking water!

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    1. Dear Twilight Man.
      Thank you very much for your comment. The snail shaped well looks very elegant even now.
      Your each comment always inspires me very much. Thanks again.

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  20. 今日は39.7度を観測した地点もあるとか、毎日暑い・熱い・アツイですね。お盆前にお墓の掃除をしてきましたが湿度の高いオーブンで焼かれているような感覚でした。ご無沙汰していますがお元気ですか?この歴史と源流を訪ねるハイキングは人気のコースなんだろうと思います。清流の音を聞き、花を愛でながら歩くのはいい気分でしょう。ヘクソカズラ、俗名に不満も言わず可憐に咲いてますね。

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    1. Dear Yoko sama.
      こんばんは。旧暦のお盆を前にお墓のお掃除ですか、ご先祖様もとても喜ばれた事と思います。
      人気テレビドラマ「岸辺のアルバム」はもっと下流だったな、とか、太宰治が入水自殺した玉川上水はもっと流れが激しかったのかしら、等と思いながら歩きました。
       「継子の尻拭い」 という恐ろしい名前の植物もありますので。
       奈良のブロガーは、Yoko sama だけ頑張ってますね。

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  21. Minoru, your photos are gorgeous! :)

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  22. 大変おもしろかったです。 斎藤さんは物知りですね。 ああーほんと可愛い花だのに、なんと可哀想な名前、だれかがふざけてつけたのでしょうか? 

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    1. Dear Akemi sama.
      こんばんは。ありがとうございます。 世の中には変な人がいますね。

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  23. 同じたまがわでも玉川上水と多摩川。字が違うのですね。玉川上水は緑に囲まれ美しい所だと思います。

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    1.  Dear Tomoko sama.
      こんばんは。 ありがとうございます。玉川兄弟は、上水の成功でこの姓をもらったようです。二子玉川という土地の名前もあります。 日本語は難しいです。

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