Jul 16, 2007

Japanese Sewers Photo Gallery!

Click the Photos to Enlarge
Japanese Sewers Japanese Sewers Japanese Sewers Japanese Sewers Japanese SewersJapanese Sewers Japanese Sewers Japanese Sewers Japanese Sewers Japanese Sewers Japanese Sewers Japanese SewersJapanese SewersJapanese SewersJapanese Sewers Japanese Sewers The first sewerage system "in Japan can be seen in the large communities in the Yayoi Period (approximately 2,200 years ago). In the Nara Period (about 1,300 years ago), a drainage system network ran throughout the city in the Heijo-kyo capital area. In the Azuchi-momoyama Period (approximately 430 years ago), a stone culvert called the Taiko Sewerage was built around Osaka Castle."
That was way back & what you saw was no way less than amazing. So who were the ones who made all this difference? These are the people who have achieved it:

Partners who supported sewage works:
Ministry Of Land, Infrastructure & Transport.
Project Operating Bodies.
Japan Sewage Works Association.
Japan Sewage Works Agency.
Japan Institute Of Wastewater Engineering Technology.
Private Sector.

JSWA holds "Sewage Works Exhibition every year where the latest sewage technologies are exposed. It is a place where information is provided or sewage works businesses and products can be seen in hand and also a place where information is exchanged to help the mutual development of technology in future."

Japan Institute of Wastewater Engineering Technology (JIWET) "was established for the purpose of promoting introduction of new Technologies into sewerage works to make them efficient and smooth....."

And after seeing these photos one needs to say yes they all had worked very well & one gets the feel that some of these screen are from computer game.
IMAGES COPYRIGHT 2005 EDOGAWA RIVER OFFICE, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Source: 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5.

Other Posts:
Balance
The World's Biggest Hole
The World's Deepest Water-Filled Sinkhole - El Zacatón Cenote

35 comments:

dylan said...

this is so amazing, its not even funny. i know where i want to take my next vacation--JAPANESE SEWERS.

Anonymous said...

WOW it´s like a world of it´s own. I wanna live in those Sewers, oh yeah.

Anonymous said...

did they build this based on a video game?

r said...

These look like levels on Halo!

The Goddamn Man! said...

Incredible, it looks like something out of half-life.

BuckRogers said...

The Ninja Turtles should move to Japan.

- Captain Context
www.captaincontext.com

Anonymous said...

Their sewer looks like something out of The Fifth Element. They ought to make it a tourist attraction. I'd go visit.

miguel said...

priceless sci fi inspiration gallery. the japanese put the gundam on the sewer system

Cindy (The 15 Minute Dating Blog) said...

Amazing sight.

Naimul said...

This is the ninja turtles mansion. Great photos!

Mehmet Ali said...

İf there is money, there is no problem...

theblub said...

awesome

Werdna said...

All that sushi has to go somewhere...

Daniel said...

When I opened up the first image after starring at it for a while I found myself trying to mouse downwards to look further downwards as I would in halflife... disappointed that I couldn't. Someone should make a game that takes place there.

marriedtoadesi.com said...

This is amazing! Looks like movie set.

JimmyDude said...

Are you sure these are real? :) Beautiful stuff. I'd like to build my house in there.

Louis Vuitton Replica said...

WOW the sewer system in Japan is amazing. Here in the UK I am sure it is nothing like that lol.

TomasN said...

Sorry but it doesnt look like a sewer but rather like a big rainwater collector. Otherwise, it wouldnt be empty and so clean.

psp games said...

Whatever it is, just WOW!

Amazing photos

Florida plumber said...

Haha, I guess the Japanese practice their style and design underground as well. I didn't think I would ever call a sewer by the word amazing, but I guess there's a first for everything!

Raj said...

WOW!! this is so amazing, I hope Indian sewers association have a look at these and learn a lesson. :)

Xbox 360 said...

They are some pretty cool pictures, very crisp and clean. What camera was used I have to say im quite jealous of the pictre quality

Anonymous said...

Umm.. I can't believe nobody mentioned Mirror's Edge yet. One of the levels in it is completely IDENTICAL to these Japanese sewers.
By the way, Anonymous, the video game you're speaking of is probably Mirror's Edge. These sewers probably existed BEFORE that game.

club penguin said...

Their sewer looks like something out of The Fifth Element. They ought to make it a tourist attraction.

Alejandro said...

This is a Water Control System not a Sewer. Anyways, it's pretty amazing.

Kids Games said...

This almost looks like the work of Richard Serra. Who knew such an awe inspiring site could be deep underground, taking care of our waste of all things.

Anonymous said...

This is definitely where they got the sewers for Half-Life 2.

Anonymous said...

one more reason to praise japan. they are in XXII century.

Xbox 360 said...

We shouldn't be admiring sewers so much!

Archie said...

Those first pictures of all those columns remind me of Total Recall.

Make moeny on the internet said...

this is awesome

Anonymous said...

This reminds me a lot of Akira.

Alexander said...

Who knew Japanese sewers could be so amazing :P. they better put some
water softener salt in there :O

Wiibrew said...

it's awesome!

Anonymous said...

Mirrors Edge based part of their level totally on the first two pics.