建築(近代建築)  Ento-Bunsui Water Diversion Facility [円筒分水]

Ento-Bunsui is a cylindrical apparatus for water diversion, developed in the 16th century by the wisdom of our ancient ancestors. This water divider pumps water up from the central cylinder and the water goes to the outer cylinder (radius 16 m). From the outer cylinder, the water is divided into four irrigation ditches flowing to each field according to the land size. This technology of splitting water in the fixed proportion regardless of the irrigation canal's water level was one of the most ideal and accurate natural water division systems devised in those days.

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This water division facility was first designated as a national tangible cultural asset (building) in Kawasaki City in the year 1998. Visitors can have a walk through the facility enjoying both learning Japanese wisdom and the natural surroundings there. It doesn't take much time to tour the facility.


Opening Hour
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Access
[Bus / car] Near the crossing of Route 246 and Fuchu Kaido Ave.
[Public transport] From JR Kuji Station: take city bus bound for Daisan Keihin Iriguchi/Tokyu bus bound for Futako Tamagawa, From Shin-Hirasebashi bus stop: 2 mins on foot
Car Parking
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Foreign Language
[Leaflet] -, [Guide] -, [Website] -
Time Required
1 hr
Fee
Free
Capacity
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Toilet
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Special Mention
 

Address
1-341 Kuji, Takatsu-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, 〒213-0032
TEL
044-200-2327
FAX
044-200-3920
URL
http://www.city.kawasaki.jp/88/88bunka/home/top/stop/dokuhon/t0411.htm